Tag Archives: restoration

He Lifts Me

God is my Shepherd, my Healer, my Comforter, my Teacher, my Light, my Father, my Elder Brother, my Provider. I have no want for anything beyond Him. He provided a desired haven for me with an arbor of trees around me, lush plants on my deck, and causes me to sit there quietly in repose, […]

Sea Walls

“We all build internal sea walls to keep at bay the sadnesses (sic) of life and the often overwhelming forces within our minds. We build these wall stone by stone over a lifetime. One of the most difficult problems is to construct these barriers of such a height and strength that one has a true […]

Blame and Division

“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” Mahatma Gandhi   When atheists blame Christians for the world’s problems, (a lot like Trump blaming Muslims or Hitler blaming Jews) it leads to division and fear. Finger pointing never leads to resolution, solution or unity. We really […]

One Step at a Time

  Dear Father, Thank You simply for being here when I need You and holding me with Your strong and comforting arms, even when I don’t seem to realize You are there. Thank You for sending Jesus to shower me with Your scandalous compassion, Your lavish grace and Your unconditional love. Thank You for breaking […]

One Way Loyalty

It is a mistaken belief that God requires our loyalty. Believing this makes our God a small and punitive God; He is the opposite. The truth about our God is that both His Love and His Loyalty are One Way. Because of our Father’s character, He loves us. Because of Jesus’ character, He bestows Compassion, […]

Unfolded

Unfold your broken, injured wings and let the Spirit set you free. We’ve all been folded, damaged, cracked yet healing waits a “yes” within.   As voice of Spirit calms and sings, allows you through God’s eyes to see a shining you where nothing’s lacked in order to anew begin.   With this relationship God […]

From Hobbled to Healed

When I was hobbled, trying to figure out how to eke from life what I needed, I searched for things and people to fill me, to complete me. Anne Lamott1 expresses the longing beautifully: There was usually an initial flurry of hope and sex, maybe even of rich love, but ultimately we discovered that it […]

Gospel of Grace

How easy it is to argue positions Promoting derision Advancing suspicions Inflaming division.   When we let our mind be swayed by distractions Building up obstructions Speaking with aggression Fixing on rejection   We lose our strong hold on Christ’s grace foundation Forget His commission To offer compassion A hand of inclusion   And unconstrained […]

Rediscovering Relationship

“What if we know that forgiveness and mercy are what heal and restore and define us, that they actually are the fragrance that the rose leaves on the heel that crushes it? So why today is it absolutely all I can do to extend mercy to myself for wanting to nip an annoying relative’s heel […]

Falling in Love

“Have no doubt, though: great love is always a discovery, a revelation, a wonderful surprise, a falling into ‘something’ much bigger and deeper that is literally beyond us and larger than us.” Richard Rohr1 Great love is what our Father sent us through Christ Jesus. Great love is what Jesus wrapped us in during his […]