Tag Archives: hope

How long?

The murder victims cried out in a great, singular voice: “How much longer, O Lord, the holy One, the true One, until You pronounce judgment on the inhabitants of the earth? Until You avenge our blood?” (Revelation 6:10) I am more valuable than a flock of sparrows.* I am more valuable than a pride of lions. […]

Three Ways We Know the Truth

1.“If you hear My voice and abide in My words, you are truly My disciples; you will know the truth, and that truth will set you free.” (John 8:31-32) These precious days we have on earth, as we scramble to discern the truth from alternative facts, we have an Internal Guide who helps us in this winnowing […]

Yes, It’s Love

As I attempt to determine amidst disorganization how to keep my thoughts on you, Lord, it’s just to you my heart is moored: adoration.   When Satan gains we see no light that’s visible to guide, unite. This circumstance calls for our trust, our patience and our refocused views from God’s sight.   While Jesus […]

A Gentle Breeze

The older I get, the more I find myself relying on the peace and wisdom I have been given through the Holy Spirit. Do we “work” at resting or put “effort” into letting go? Or can we fall into the River of God and allow it to buoy us through the rapids and eddys of […]

His Name

Our failing lies in lauding past, in worshiping it first and last, too closely letting law rule mind, neglecting love and grace that bind us to the Lord who gave us these to break our chains, our troubles ease.   Today we’re no more master/slave; God sent Christ to His children save. His grace and […]

Into the Spirit’s Hands

“Into your hands I commit my spirit.” (Luke 23:46) Peter, Stephen, Barnabas and Paul (Acts 4:8, 6:5, 11:22-24, 13:9) were all filled with the Holy Spirit, as were many of Jesus’ followers (Acts 2:1-4). These four in particular committed their spirit into the hands of the Father, submitted wholly into the power of the Spirit’s […]

Comparing Leaders

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) In four days, President Obama will leave office. Whether this creates joy or sadness in you, he will be remembered as our first Black President and as a two-term President of unquestionable integrity, honesty and […]

Clarity in Him

As I awaken to the rain, I feel the chill of the air outside. I always leave a window open in my bedroom in order to breathe fresh air overnight. The combination of drizzle and fog creates a heavy haze which hangs over the morning and my heart. I know I shouldn’t, but I listen […]

Presents or Presence

Those of us who will celebrate the birth of Christ this weekend will also very like have a Christmas tree nestling presents underneath it like a mother swan sheltering her cygnets under her wings. Will we take time, before presents are opened, to consider why we celebrate? Will we, as each gift is unwrapped, consider […]

We Are the Temple

Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself. (1 Corinthians 6:19) As I get farther from the election and closer to celebrating the birth of Christ, I have slowly turned my thoughts from […]