Grace Rolling in Like Waves

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way, when sorrows like sea billows roll; whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say, it is well, it is well with my soul. — Horatio G. Spafford, 1873 There are those moments  when you bathe in humility,  not the kind that stings because you are embarrassed,Continue reading “Grace Rolling in Like Waves”

Entering Thankful

“…that I might sing praises to You and not be silent. Oh Lord my God, I will give You thanks forever!” — Psalm 30:12 With too many and too much, we often fail to be thankful. We have become a people who feel entitled to all we desire, even in gluttonous amounts, indulging on everythingContinue reading “Entering Thankful”

Letting Go

For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see His invisible qualities—His eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God. — Romans 1:20 (NLT) Unburdening my bones, letting go the unnecessaries we hold as if life wouldContinue reading “Letting Go”

Surrender

Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up. — James 4:10 What gentle love  does our God pour  down upon us?  What kind expression  does His Spirit bestow?   What strong protection  does our Father set  in hedges all around us?   It is the perfect charity  of grace,Continue reading “Surrender”

Thorns in Our Flesh

Moses stumbled in his speech, a cry of I can’t raised before God, and I relate well to that doubting demeanor; I carry my own why-not and not-me reasons, a quiver of debate strapped to my back, my sharp defenses pulled taunt and shot from a distance, but God doesn’t ask for our excuses, justContinue reading “Thorns in Our Flesh”

Layers

No Scripture is exhausted by a single explanation. The flowers of God’s garden bloom not only double, but sevenfold; they are continually pouring forth fresh fragrance.  — Charles Spurgeon Fragrance held within  these gentle folds  that I hold, cool  and silken petals hidden within  my enclosed palm; but such beauty  is better unfurled  in aContinue reading “Layers”

Shade of Silence

Quietude, which some men cannot abide because it reveals their inward poverty, is as a palace of cedar to the wise, for along its hallowed courts the King in his beauty deigns to walk. —Charles Spurgeon Sometimes I sit in the shade of silence, a corner or some placed removed from the common area, aContinue reading “Shade of Silence”

Soli Deo Gloria

All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ. –Ephesians 1:3, NLT If my soul could be set in staff, the notes and rhythms of my heart recorded just when the stings of emotion pullContinue reading “Soli Deo Gloria”

This Joy

This joy pushes at my skin, leaves my heart fluttering  in breathless wonder — I am allowed to create; so, may I write in humility,  a beautiful lowliness,  the recognition that I am  a created being guarded  by the Almighty, shaped by His hands, safe in His arms, one through Jesus. I am overwhelmed byContinue reading “This Joy”