I forgot to blow the dust off here yesterday, so here I am again with a duster and some polish - want to make it nice and shiny for you all. Since January 2018, I've been spending time meditating on one passage or verse of scripture for as long as it takes God to move … Continue reading אֶשֶׁר
4 But God, with the unfathomable richness of His love and mercy focused on us, Ephesians 2:4 Two small words that shook my world. But God... My life was a mess: filled with anger, bitterness, regret, apathy, hopelessness - BUT GOD loved me. Despite the sin, despite my lack of worthiness, despite the mess He loved me. Against … Continue reading BUT GOD!
I've been thinking about regret. We all have them. Sinatra said he had a few regrets but too few to mention. In the context of his song, he could hardly say anything else. I think the majority of us have a lot of regrets even when we don't talk about them. In Mark's gospel, I read … Continue reading Free From the Prison of Regret
We are amazing creatures. Our bodies have so much ingenuity built into them - breathing, heart beating, even the fact that we are all uniquely individual despite a limited amount of details to use. What's most astonishing is that so many of these things that maintain the smooth running of my body are self-regulating. My … Continue reading Autonomic
Wow, it's been a while since I wrote here, longest gap since I started. Lots of things going on with me: changes, growth and loss but all good and nothing that compares to the joy of knowing Him! On that note, I had a verse today that made me go 'Hmmm' - in a good way. … Continue reading Dressed for Success?
These are the people who chase after Him; [like Jacob, they look for the face of God] Psalm 24:6 These people, that the psalmist refers to, are people of integrity and honesty before God. They are able to come into His presence, to 'ascend the hill of the Lord'. Ears to listen, eyes to see— … Continue reading What Are You Looking For?
Psalm 119 is a treasure trove of thoughts to inspire and motivate us. 103 Your words are sweet to my taste! Yes, they are sweeter than honey in my mouth! Psalm 119:103 I wonder when was the last time we felt that way about God's words? I wonder do we wake up each morning longing to … Continue reading Treasure Trove
There is great joy in having the right answer, and how sweet is the right word at the right time! Proverbs 15:23 Mary and Martha weren't feeling very joyful in John 11. They'd sent word to The Word that their brother was ill. Jesus waited for 2 days before starting the journey to their home … Continue reading The Right Time
You have taken note of my journey through life, caught each of my tears in Your bottle. But God, are they not also blots on Your book? Psalm 56:8 God has caught each of my tears in a bottle. How amazing is that? Not just my tears either, imagine a storeroom filled with bottles, uncountable … Continue reading Certain-sure
I was talking to someone about prayer, about a prayerful life. They said, quite rightly, that they want it to be something natural, that flows from them not worked for. I agree. I was discussing the phrase in Philippians where Paul encourages us to work out our salvation with fear and trembling. Confusing because salvation … Continue reading When is Work not Work?