Tag Archives: Son

Breathing Under Water

When circumstances bring me down sinking, thinking I might drown, I call to Father, Spirit, Lord, and listen for his voice’s chords; sweet upside down.   As I abide in daily walk I’m thankful for the interlock of hand and heart and renewed mind. He breaks the chains which choke and bind; He’s more than […]

My Heart’s Content

His voice is in the rising sun, the melody of songbird scales; in fragrant, fragile viburnum, first taste of coffee, fresh and hale. I breathe the air in of the Son; the Spirit helps me to prevail. When daily in relationship He shapes this unique workmanship.   With Him in me I feel the drum […]

In Deep Time

This new and deeper passion is what people mean when they say, “I must do this particular thing or my life will not make sense,” or “It is no longer a choice.” Your life and your delivery system are now one, whereas before your life and your occupation seemed like two different things. Your concern […]

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 […]

Maturing Faith

Children call each other names; if wrong, refuse to take the blame. They make their choices out of fear instead of knowing Love is near. They do not know God’s saving grace nor understand His full embrace.   When we love God with all our mind, we grow as Spirit does remind us of our […]

Indignant at Injustice

God is a fair judge, a God who is angered by injustice every day. (Psalm 7:11, GW) This same verse is written in several Bible versions this way: God is a righteous judge, and a God who has indignation every day. Why would God be indignant? Because we sin or because He sees injustice? Why […]

Voting

  I live in the U.S. in the State of California and I voted this morning. Did my Christian world view influence the way I voted? Sure. How could it not. I’m also a 65-year-old woman. That also influenced the way I voted. So did the sum total of my life experience. So now I […]

This Great Commission

Jesus went right ahead and gave his charge: “God authorized and commanded me to commission you: Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded […]

A Different Perspective

It all comes down to love. When I read, “Deny yourself, take up your cross daily and follow me (Luke 9:23),” I hear something quite different than most folks. (Are you surprised? I do walk to the beat of a different drummer.) Most folks hear Jesus saying, “Yes, following me will be a huge burden; […]

Love is…

“The goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.” (I Timothy 1:5) Love is patient and kind. Love understands we all learn in different ways and at different rates. We all have different levels of education. And while we may have a strong desire to […]