The Gift of Knowing You: Friendship

The Apostle Paul says in Philippians 1:3:Whenever you cross my mind, I thank my God for you and for the gift of knowing you. (The Voice) My sophomore year of high school we moved to Virginia. I knew that in order to make friends and enjoy my high school days, I needed to overcome myContinue reading “The Gift of Knowing You: Friendship”

A Prayer Life Audit

I have always been amazed and, admittedly, a bit intimidated hearing other people pray. Conversing with the Almighty seems to come naturally to my friends—the words dripping off their tongue as calmly and beautifully as wax on the side of a lit taper candle. These prayer veterans don’t seem to stumble over finding the rightContinue reading “A Prayer Life Audit”

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Psalm 5:3 Poem (September 2020)

Psalm 5:3.  “In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.”  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 “THROWBACK THURSDAY: Psalm 5:3 Poem (September 2020)”

Throwback Thursday: LISTEN (Lent 2017)

“for gaining wisdom and instruction;    for understanding words of insight; for receiving instruction in prudent behavior,    doing what is right and just and fair; for giving prudence to those who are simple,    knowledge and discretion to the young— let the wise listen and add to their learning,    and let the discerning get guidance— for understanding proverbs and parables,    the sayings and riddles of the wise.  TheContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: LISTEN (Lent 2017)”

IN EVERYTHING: A Reminder that God Cares about the Little Things too

As I am reflecting on the last week of the awful weather here in Texas, I find myself crying tears of praise and thanksgiving. My family and I have so much to be thankful for. We only lost some branches off a few trees. We did lose power, but were able to find ways toContinue reading “IN EVERYTHING: A Reminder that God Cares about the Little Things too”

A Poetic Reflection on Psalm 5:3

“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”