Month: November 2013

Hope of Heaven

Pain, sorrow, and death are earthly agents, Designed to produce a longing for Heaven. Pleasures on earth are temporal glimpses – Pointing to our eternal hope. By making this life about our happiness, We have forfeited the longing and have put our hope in…

Cease Striving

“Hey mom, this dinner is excellent! Did you follow the recipe?” His face tried to hide a mischievous smile. He amazed me with his teenage gift of stating the obvious without getting in trouble. And in this case, I have to admit (and please…

A Rainy Day

Reasons are many to like the day When it’s dreary and cold and rainy and grey. When rain pounds, o so loud and clear, On the window, the roof, and into my ear, When the wind makes noise and rain paints the road, When…

By Streams of Water

Today I left familiar paths And walked down by the lake. There sat in silence on a bench. Watched wind cold waters break. As waves crashed ruthless on the beach, My eyes drifted along. I noticed there a quiet tree. Her trunk was bent,…

Bells and Whistles

Once, on Sundays, around this land Bells rang from steeples small and grand They called to people all around – To church and to God’s holy ground. ~ They called to worshiping the Lord To praying, preaching of the Word. They called to child…

Don’t Deny!

Don’t deny in freedom what our brothers and sisters will not deny under great persecution, namely JESUS CHRIST (from the OneCry Prayer Summit Moody Radio Chicago)

Upward

The cold wind was whipping through the thinning canopy above me and was trying to penetrate through my layers of clothing. Clouds were chasing across the sky as if in an evil race to cover the warming rays of the sun. The path grew…

To My Stained Glass Friends

Your life, a gift – by God’s own will, Created to reflect the Light, Was placed with perfect thought and skill To mirror God’s amazing might. ~ Hope, Light, and Love through you He sheds, While holding you in precious hands, Illuminates what once…

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