Lord God, as I think about the year ahead I do have hope, but I admit I have some fears as well. I am carrying into the new year some problems from the past year. I also know that it is always possible that unexpected things might happen. And so I throw myself on yourContinue reading “A PRAYER FOR THE NEW YEAR”
“In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.” Psalm 5:3 Breathing in the morning air, I lay my requests before you. Presenting them, lifting them up To your awaiting ears – confidently, expectantly. I will wait to hear your voice, The soft whisperContinue reading “A Poetic Reflection on Psalm 5:3”
As I was driving to work yesterday, the radio DJ asked this question: “If happiness was a scent, what scent would it be for you?” This was a great question! It is amazing to me how the power of a certain scent can invoke a memory, taking you back to a specific time or place.Continue reading “SWEET PERFUME”
It wasn’t until a few years ago when I finally understood what it meant, and how important it was, to pray for wisdom. In The Voice translation, Proverbs 3:18 describes wisdom this way: She is like a tree that produces a satisfied life for anyone who can wrap their arms around her; happiness waits for anyContinue reading “Wrapping My Arms Around Wisdom”
He has set everything in its place for His purpose for you.
Christmas has passed, but I still find myself pondering the unexpected Christmas gift I received. It came from the very act of giving. Since I live so far away from my mom and siblings, I decided to try something different this year for Christmas. Instead of giving them tangible gifts, I decided to give themContinue reading “The Gift of Prayer”
Who would you be if . . . You stopped trusting in chariots and horses and put your trust in God? (Psalm 20:7) You prayed for your enemies? (Matthew 5:24) You prayed without ceasing? (1 Thessalonians 5:17) You accepted God’s grace? (Ephesians 2:8) You took time daily to rest in God’s presence (Psalm 62:5) WhoContinue reading “Who Would You Be?”