Redemptive House

In the gray places  of my soul before  I even know to call out, He is there. In the wrestling hour of night, the nudging that keeps me unsure, those times my mind cannot control the volume of thought, when the wave  upon wave of incessant uncertainty pounds me to a shallowness I can stillContinue reading “Redemptive House”

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”

The Root

“Then Christ will make His home in your hearts as you trust Him.  Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.” — Ephesians 3:17, NLT The root fixes itself into the soil, imbibes the rich humus, impressing itself further,  deeper, establishing a home, a tap line and other finer branches, veinsContinue reading “The Root”

Unfurling

“Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.” — Theodore Roenthke I see this blossom each morning unfurling to find the light, reaching out to touch  a ray of sun, warmth  necessary for life; its roots stretch down  into moistened earth  as morning brings on  the day’s thirst.   I complete that same  searchContinue reading “Unfurling”

Awakening Thanks

Grief-lined faces fill my mind … scattering my dreams as I shun  sleep again…. I know this worn  path; once smooth  stones become  unclimbable when in weakness we bear every affliction alone. Hefting our own pains, we laden  on struggles  of others, barnacles  of immense weight, but there is ease when we release  all miseryContinue reading “Awakening Thanks”