Without going into the reasons, it’s been a hard day here in Narnia. I’m banging my head against the proverbial wall… and yet despite the frustration, I also feel the love of good friends and a compassionate and caring God. So if you have had a day that has just about flattened you (and from … More I am Worn
Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. So says the writer of Proverbs, anyway. (16:18 if you’re playing along for points.) This evening just before things were completely dark outside, I heard our wind chimes singing mightily in the back yard. I rushed out the back door, grateful the rain had … More What cometh before a fall?
Advent. That season in Christendom where we wait. Wonder. Yearn. Dream. Pray. And then, we live with the fact that we do not have the answers we so desperately long to hear. It’s true in my Hospice work. Knowing that death is coming (or not). Wishing there were absolutes and clear prognostications (and being shocked … More In the in-between
There is this strange idea in some strands of Christianity that we will never have problems or have “bad things happen” if we are truly Jesus-loving people. As if. From the first fig leaf, humanity has seen and known pain, discouragement and doubt. But that’s not what sells, is it? The kiddie Bible my kids … More O Joy?
Grace Has Called My Name Kathryn Scott Peace as elusive as a shadow dancing on the wall Life swallowed by the pain of yesterday Left broken by the shame of things that I had done No freedom from the choices that I’d made But with one touch, You made me clean You met me in … More Grace has called…
Healing rain is coming down It’s coming nearer to this old town Rich and poor, weak and strong It’s bringing mercy, it won’t be long Healing rain is coming down It’s coming closer to the lost and found Tears of joy, and tears of shame Are washed forever in Jesus’ Name. Lift your heads, let … More Healing Rain
As the Queen of “Open-My-Mouth-To-Change-Feet” I was encouraged and challenged by this song. Sung by Jason Gray, it is a simple reminder to “listen twice, talk once.” You could see the smoke from a mile away And trouble always draws a crowd They want to tell me that it’ll be okay But that’s not what … More Sunday Night Meditation: Not Right Now