For Granted

*1: to assume (something) as true, real, unquestionable, or to be expected 2: to value (something or someone) too lightly: to fail to properly notice or appreciate (someone or something that should be valued) Indoor plumbing, clean water that is always nearby, a home with walls,  a real floor, a roof, shoes, socks, coats— clothingContinue reading “For Granted”

Familiar Rhythms

After a trial, once the storm  has passed, those hours  after your heart  has been beating so fast, in the still-falling hush once you can breathe again, you find solace in the simplest gifts, the quiet of evening, your own favorite chair, the way sunset casts light through a parted curtain, and you settle intoContinue reading “Familiar Rhythms”

Another Day

His coming is as brilliant as the sunrise.  Rays of light flash from His hands, where His awesome power is hidden. — Habakkuk 3:4 The sun nestled near  the rising mountains, the great gray mountains  peach-kissed by warming  rays, just as it has been since dawn’s creation, and I count each day  I’ve lived, eachContinue reading “Another Day”

Lil’ Broken Wing

Many people say, “Who will show us better times?” Let your face smile on us, Lord.  You have given me greater joy than those who have abundant harvests of grain and new wine.  In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe. —Psalm 4:6-8 Alight upon thisContinue reading “Lil’ Broken Wing”

Song of Morning

Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? — Matthew 6:26-27, NLT I’m drawn to the call  of the winsome bird,Continue reading “Song of Morning”

Pauses

“Man has created some lovely dwellings — some soul-stirring literature. He has done much to alleviate physical pain. But he has not…created a substitute for a sunset, a grove of pines, the music of the winds, the dank smell of the deep forest, or the shy beauty of a wildflower.”           Continue reading “Pauses”