I read a story written by Ruth Graham. The story goes that as the fish tale was told, the fisherman, extending his arms to portray his catch, bumped into the waitress carrying his cup of tea.
Monday, September 7, 2020
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Life is messy. So much so it feels as if the messy splashes up and over us, covering and almost consuming.
But we do not have to consume. We do not even have to give it breath. We do not have to believe this is all there is, because there is so much more. We have Someone who lives inside. Lighting up and organizing the places in our hearts. His Spirit dwells here. It is He that allows us to bring a word of truth and an arm full of encouragement to this less than perfect place.
Beauty: it is in the hand of the Beholder. When we hold Him, we behold what He fashions. Faith out of fear. Trust out of turmoil. Wonder out of worry.
We get to do this. Because we are His and He is ours.
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Our milkweeds are right smack dab next to hundreds of zinnias. Dozens of butterflies coming to life, landing on lovely after stillness and struggle.
Weary finding rest.
That is the Father, bidding breath in the battle. Beauty in the hard. He doesn’t end suffering to cause us to see Him; He allows it so we do not miss Him.
Friday, July 24, 2020
HIS GOODNESS WEAVES ITS WAY IN GRIEF. HIS PRESENCE POSITIONS OUR EYES TO SEE SOMETHING IN AND THRU AND IN SPITE OF PAIN. HIS GRACE GIFTS US WITH A WAY OF KNOWING THIS IS NOT ALL THERE IS. THERE IS SO MUCH MORE.
WE WILL RISE.
HE IS HERE.
WE LEAN IN. WE LOVE MORE.
BEAUTY NOT FROM WHAT WE BEHOLD, BUT WHAT WE HOLD.
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
WHICH FLAG DO WE FLY?
WHICH MARCH DO WE WALK?
WHICH HAND DO WE HOLD?
AND I WONDER IF THAT ISN’T THE POINT.
I NEED TO LEARN BUT WHAT I TRULY LACK IS WISDOM.
I NEED TO TRUST BUT WHAT I HAVE OVERLOOKED IS FAITH.
I NEED TO BELIEVE.
I NEED TO REMEMBER HE IS IN THIS.
I NEED TO REFLECT THE CONFIDENCE OF THAT
WE ARE NOT THE ANSWER. IT IS HIM.
LET US LOOK WITH WILD EXPECTATION FOR ALL HE IS DOING AND THE JOY TO COME.