Monthly archive for ‘ March, 2014 ’

Two Brothers

19th March 2014 | 0 Comments

Two brothers stood, before their father one day. “Give me my share.” The younger one said. “I”m going away,and I wish you were dead.” The older one frowned, but the father complied. Shaking his head, the older left with a sigh. Then off went the younger, full of life and plans. Sure that the world […]

Humility and Mercy

16th March 2014 | 0 Comments

Jesus told a story once that I find both compelling and convicting. His stories have a way of offering comfort and a challenge at the same time. In this story two people went to stand before God in the temple in prayer. One was a Pharisee, a man who knew and followed God’s law to […]

His Radiance

11th March 2014 | 0 Comments

Psalm 34:5 tells us that “Those who look to Him for help will be radiant with joy. No shadow of shame will darken their faces.” This verse is a deep comfort and encouragement to me. But recently I’ve also begun to see the challenge in it. I am reading a heart-stopping, honest book by Carol […]

From Shadows to Radiance

9th March 2014 | 0 Comments

Psalm 34:5 is one of my favorite verses. “Those who look to Him for help with be radiant with joy! No shadow of shame will darken their faces.” The contrast between radiance and shadows is such a compelling image. As I have mediated on this verse, I have come to identify both with the radiance […]

The Poppy

5th March 2014 | 0 Comments

I love poppies, with their papery thin petals and deep, vibrant colors. But mostly I love them because to me they symbolize the kind of beauty that comes out of disaster and death. The poppy seed lies dormant until the ground is rooted up and then it bursts forth in color that demands to be […]

Walking On Dry Ground

2nd March 2014 | 0 Comments

When the Israelites left Egypt, the Bible tells us that God took them on a roundabout way through the wilderness, instead of along the most direct route to the Promised Land. God did this to avoid their getting entrenched in war with the Philistines, and changing their minds about leaving Egypt. The Bible also tells […]