Tag Archives: wisdom

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 […]

Dear Lilka, (June 6, 2017)

“’Even in our sleep pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart until in our own despair against our will comes wisdom from the awful grace of God.’  What we need in the United States is not division, what we need in the United States is not hatred, what we need in […]

In Deep Time, 2

The Inchoateness of Being [T]his slow process of transformation and the realizations that came with it were not either-or decisions; they were great big both-and realizations. None of it happened without much prayer, self-doubt, study and conversation, but the journey itself led me to a deepening sense of what the church calls holiness, what Americans […]

Becoming Living Water

“On the last day, the biggest day of the festival, Jesus stood again and spoke aloud. “If any of you is thirsty, come to Me and drink. If you believe in Me, the Hebrew Scriptures say that rivers of living water will flow from within you.” (John 7:37-38) Unconditional love. Abundant grace. Extraordinary peace. These […]

I Take it All to You

When my emotions drift and flare And I can’t see beyond my sight I take it all to You in prayer.   In times of stress, in great despair, You are the One who makes it right When my emotions drift and flare.   Identifying day’s nightmare As doubt or fear creeps, I hold tight […]

When We Judge

In Matthew 7, Jesus begins by telling us (his disciples) not to judge others; it is the introduction and topic of the entire chapter. When he uses the metaphor of the log and the splinter, he is not saying get rid of the log so that we can judge the speck. If we think that, […]

Our Better Selves

If you’re not feeling loved today, there’s Someone who will dry your tears and reassure He won’t betray your heart; He’ll take away your fears. He’ll waken who you truly are and fill your empty reservoir.   With love, compassion, tenderness, God reaches out and lifts your face and helps you feel the Spirit’s press […]

In the World, Not Of It

When listening to my Father’s call the world attempts to use disguise to lead me into my downfall when lies are truth and truth are lies. The Gospels lift me up to soar, and daily mind and heart restore.   The words of Jesus free my thoughts and bring me back to God’s embrace to […]

To the Candidates

From Second Philippians (with thanks to the apostle Paul) As I was directed to several verses this morning, it seemed to me a letter is in order to the politicians running for the United States Presidency. As a reminder, the apostle Paul, who was in jail in Rome, wrote to the church in Philippi to […]

Fruit of the Spirit: Self-Control

The Spirit which God gave us does not make us afraid. His Spirit is a source of power and love and self-control. 2 Timothy 1:7 “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against these things there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23 As we practice the fruit […]