Intended Beauty

Intended Beauty

Has beauty ever made you cry? Has it ever pointed you to the heart intention of our God? The older I get, the more often this happens. In most cases, it’s the overwhelming beauty of nature. This week, the overpowering beauty was in the first intention of a creature...
Good Gifts

Good Gifts

Good Gifts “Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.” James 1:17 Watching the sunrise over the mountains, a cup of coffee in my hands, the...
Ugly Robes

Ugly Robes

Such an ugly robe. Such a dreary color. The color of death and the stench of past mistakes. It attaches to the skin, heavy and hard to take off. But. But I was given a new robe. A perfect gift. Once of brilliance and overwhelming newness. This one attaches permanently...
The Pleasant Surprise Of Provision

The Pleasant Surprise Of Provision

Luke 9:16-17 Jesus took the five loaves and two fish, looked up toward heaven and blessed them. Then, breaking the loaves into pieces, he KEPT giving the bread and fish to the disciples so they could distribute it to the people. They all ate as much as they wanted,...
To See

To See

Glistening. The world skewed in my sight. Vaguely seeing through tears, but in truth, blind. My heart shattered. Pieces were everywhere. Then came the voice. The voice my heart knew, “Mary”. One word, my name. I was dead, now alive! My Jesus was not dead, but alive! I...