Monthly archive for ‘ May, 2012 ’

A Memorial

28th May 2012 | 4 Comments

Today is Memorial Day, a day set aside to honor those who have risked their very lives in the service and preservation of freedom. My gramps is one of those whom we honor. A World War II veteran, he served in the army all over Europe and Africa.  He went ahead of the army putting […]

What must God Think

25th May 2012 | 0 Comments

I guess it’s moving time again. I should be a professional by now. In the nearly 20 years of my adult life I have moved over 15 times, including short treks across town, longer distances across country, and even across the Sea. And my childhood wasn’t much different. From an early age I was trained […]

3 Years…

22nd May 2012 | 1 Comment

It’s not the kind of anniversary I would ever have wanted to commemorate, but here we are counting 3 years since Joel’s hearing and sentencing in 2009.  Could I have imagined then, where I would be now, would it have made that day any easier? Most assuredly not. But looking back and seeing where we’ve […]

Weakness a Gift

21st May 2012 | 1 Comment

I wanted to share this poem on the main page today. It kind of goes with what I wrote yesterday. I will move it to the poetry page in a few days. Confounded by Weakness You say I’ll know your strength, When I find myself needy and weak. When my heart is truly broken, And […]

Confounded by Weakness

20th May 2012 | 1 Comment

One of the things I keep learning over and over again is the truth of my own neediness: spiritually, mentally, emotionally, even physically. Our culture was built upon the Independence movement that freed us from the oppression of British rule. It’s the American way to be self-aware, self-made, self-sustaining. Independence is seen as an admirable […]

The Rhythm

16th May 2012 | 0 Comments

I’m listening to a series on Ruth right now by Pastor Mark Driscoll. This story fascinates me. Naomi’s name actually means “Sweet” but after her affliction in Moab, losing her husband and 2 sons, she returns to Bethlehem and renames herself Mara, which means “bitter.” Her reason:  “Because God has dealt bitterly with me.”  Naomi […]

Her Children Shall Rise Up…

13th May 2012 | 2 Comments

My mom is many wonderful things, but adventurous is certainly not among them. She has honed caution to a new height. Risk is on the get-your-mouth-washed-with-soap list.  She is unfailingly loyal, genuine, loving, patient, caring, generous, organized, thorough, honest, and friendly. My mom is good at many things.  She is a good housekeeper (yes, her […]

The Lambs He Holds Close

12th May 2012 | 1 Comment

Isa. 40:11 “He tends His flock like a shepherd. He gathers the lambs and carries them close to His heart.” So many places in Scripture the Lord is referred to as a Shepherd caring for His sheep. And many lessons can be learned from this word picture.  This verse is particularly precious to me as […]

He Satisfies

8th May 2012 | 2 Comments

Psalm 14:16 is such a beautiful and compelling reminder of God’s generous love. “You open your hands and satisfy the desire of every living creature.” I have always been very economical in my spending habits. As a matter of fact, somewhere along this road of life, I  developed the mentality that frugality is synonymous with […]

Humility and Prayer

6th May 2012 | 0 Comments

I am reading a fascinating book called Gray Matter that is the testimony of a neurosurgeon’s spiritual journey as he added prayer to his regular interaction with patients.  What an awesome reminder that God desires to be a part of everything in our lives. At first Dr. Levi was reticent to suggest prayer because he […]