Change · Daily · Faithfulness · Hope · New Year

thoughts on the new year…

This I recall to mind, therefore I have hope. The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:21-23 NASB With the new year inevitably comes talk about resolutions… new beginnings… a time to start afresh… Yet… hand in hand with new year’s…… Continue reading thoughts on the new year…

Change · Fear · Trust

change…

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change… Psalm 46:1-2 NASB Change… it comes with unknowns… And with the unknowns…  comes the potential for fear… The earth changes… constantly… with its tidal movements and quakes… From mudslides to forest fires… storms…… Continue reading change…

Change · Growth · Hidden · Mystery · Trust · Waiting

waiting thoughts continue…

The verses on waiting over the last few weeks… still stir in my heart… perhaps because I’m doing some waiting…I think of the patient farmer James tells us to be like…waiting patiently for what’s been planted… hidden… in the ground…Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming.See how the farmer waits for the…… Continue reading waiting thoughts continue…

Change · Trust · Waiting

lean on Him… leads to… wait on Him…

The days and weeks in His Word…seeking to lean on Him…have led to a new insight…a new revelation…An idea… understanding… I had in my head…but my eyes were in the wrong place…You see… I’ve been waiting on specific changes in the lives of loved ones for a long time… we’re talking years…Waiting on them to…… Continue reading lean on Him… leads to… wait on Him…

Belief · Change · Unbelief

believers… are… changed…

Three things converged…three things seemingly unconnected… but now all tied up…three things bringing clarity… stirring holy discontent… and a reason to preach…First… today’s word for the after school Bible lesson…changed…a word inextricably tied to believing…To be changed… is to be different than before…the word for the Bible lesson led me to review my journey of…… Continue reading believers… are… changed…

Change · ending

endings…

Endings…I’ve been thinking about them recently…some are sad… out of your control…others… reasons to rejoice… pursuits achieved…Some endings take a long time to process…this week an ending more than a decade old…was stirred afresh by consideration of a next step…Unexpected emotions welled…leaving me wondering… Why…?Another ending comes next week…a joy for a loved one…a next big…… Continue reading endings…

Change · Light · Seeing · Worship

butterflies and doves

Sitting before stained glass… in the midst of worship…Suddenly… they appear… hidden in broad bands of broken color… surrounding Him in the center…Butterflies… and… doves…A blue butterfly… catches my eye…You are a new creation…Doves… purple and blue… fly about… encircling Him…Wonder takes hold… seeing what was always there… but at first unseen…The prayer it comes…Open…… Continue reading butterflies and doves