Month: December 2012

Winter of the Soul

Cold covers the earth. She has seeped under every rock and crevasse and is trying her best to make her way through my front door and windows.  She is staying, not budging nor moving on soon. She has blanketed the barren trees with her…

Out of Grace

When God’s Son took on flesh, He truly and bodily took on, out of pure grace, our being, our nature, ourselves. (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)

Weeping Mothers

Matthew 2:18 “A voice was heard in Ramah, weeping and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; she refused to be comforted, because they are no more.”  * The pointless murders of our youth – The weeping mothers’ calls – The heartache, pain, and…

Our Darkness – Your Light

I’ve seen the darkness all around. I’ve felt its cold grip so abound, In the streets and on TV And in the schools for all to see. * I’ve heard the darkness in my home. Sensed darkness in the loved ones gone. In my…

Even If…

Even if we baked all the cookies perfectly, Even if we were able to capture the perfect family photo, Even if our houses were the brightest in the neighborhood, Even if we could send the perfect gift to all our loved ones, Even if…

Grace Like Snow

There may be times in our lives, when our souls seem barren, dry and even dead. Here, we may not find strength to dare to believe life will ever come back. However, in these dark places, we still are given a chance to shine…

Complete Surrender

Complete surrender acknowledges God’s sovereign control and trusts in the working together of all things. Complete surrender sees that all things belong to God, loved ones, joys, gratitude, and contentment as well as hurt relationships, pain, hunger, and longing. Complete surrender trusts in the…

One Single Step

A single drop of water may seem insignificant in a storm, but looking at it closely displays such beauty and design. A single cup of water may seem like a waste in a raging ocean, but to a thirsty person, it can bring life….

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