The Offering

The seeds of good deeds become a tree of life… — Proverbs 11:30 Each lemony petal seems ready to fall, the seeds, too, wait for the passing bee or butterfly to land,  to carry a new generation, disperse a gift asunder, and though we could  mourn the loss of a single petal, the sacrifice ofContinue reading “The Offering”

A Grateful Love

Love that suspends ego, lets go the bitter renderings of past wrongs, forgives seven times and then seventy times seven more. Love that covers others with mercy — clothing, feeding, sheltering those with needs even to the point of sacrifice. Love that listens to the grief, holds vigil during times of illness and death, andContinue reading “A Grateful Love”


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”