Tag Archives: God

On Joining God on an Adventure

I am never disappointed when I turn to God’s face and listen to His words. Never. He never says anything that unexpectedly veers from His character. His words are as reassuring as they are familiar. With some people, their annoying … Continue reading

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Restablishing the Awe

I’m falling in love again. I just thought I’d mention it.   Whenever I find myself not quite focused spiritually, not quite in daily sync with God–whenever His calls of faith and service become muffled by life’s responsibilities, distractions, or … Continue reading

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When You Think You Need More

I am pondering satisfaction over here, in the dark and cold dawn. I love Psalm 145. It contains some of the “10,000 Reasons” for my heart to sing. “Thou openest Thy hand, Thou satisfiest the desire of every living thing.” … Continue reading

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When You Need a Valentine Every Day

Yesterday, a sweet-faced and gentle-spirited student of mine carefully carried a beautiful orchid and little box of chocolates into school and left them on my desk for me to find. His family takes every opportunity heralded by Hallmark to bless … Continue reading

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When You Fall in an Unguarded Moment

I don’t like being startled. It brings out my ugliness. I am sitting here in the early morning semi-silence of compromise, praying. Scott is whirring away on the exercise bike and Libby is gnawing noisily on her bone. Those are … Continue reading

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With a Different Measure

Recently I read my umpteenth public post of romantic gushing from one long-married partner to the other. This one was after 34 years, and was the husband, no less. It was sweet. Some of my closest friends and church family … Continue reading

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Company in the Boat

This morning, God is using Sarah Young’s  Jesus Calling  to mend my heart and strip away the eroding self- and situation-focused perspective… “I guarantee that you will always have problems in this life, but they must not become your focus.” SY … Continue reading

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