Auguries and Destinies

Auguries and Destinies

Auguries and Destinies To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour from “Auguries of Innocence” by William Blake   The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the...
When I forget, God Remembers

When I forget, God Remembers

When I forget, God Remembers Forgetting, deleting, redoing, undoing. I wrote this post two nights ago, while I was meditating on all I think about, and the thoughts I don’t write down, and that get lost in the mist of my conscious mind. Not wanting to forget my...
When Your Heart Is Shattered, God Is Right There

When Your Heart Is Shattered, God Is Right There

When Your Heart Is Shattered, God Is Right There Things can get easily shattered in the dark. Precious things, like our hearts. We grope and wonder what is out there, and if it could possibly be good. When we reach out and touch something that’s familiar, it...
When Our Hearts Condemn Us, He Is There

When Our Hearts Condemn Us, He Is There

When Our Hearts Condemn Us, He Is There Our teaching pastor, Zach Van Dyke, was teaching on Romans 7 this week. He defines covetousness concisely and simply: Coveting is setting your heart on what you want more than the God who wants you. We each have a hole —...
Finding Peace In The Serenity Prayer

Finding Peace In The Serenity Prayer

Finding Peace In The Serenity Prayer What a gift this prayer is to the people of God, as a reminder that His grace fills the space between where we are and where we long to be. Although we often recite the prayer for things that fall into our lives from outside,...
How To Release The Mask Of Perfection

How To Release The Mask Of Perfection

How To Release The Mask Of Perfection And yes, you want truth in the most hidden places; you teach me wisdom in the most secret space. Psalm 51:6 CEB “Good Morning, Donna!” Every day that cheery-smiling phrase greeted me, effervescing from my roommate at...
That We All May Be One

That We All May Be One

That We All May Be One I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one–as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. John 17:21 NLT The pain of tension, feeling unmeshed, at odds, and unwell. A lack of shalom – of peace, of all being well....
God Is Sovereign In The Chaos

God Is Sovereign In The Chaos

God Is Sovereign In The Chaos We talk about the “calm before the storm” in our lives, and I’ve felt that — have you? During the storm you yearn to be feeling the dry breeze and sun, when you have time to think about it. Often you don’t....
Our Sin Is Ever Before Us And So Is Our Savior

Our Sin Is Ever Before Us And So Is Our Savior

Our Sin Is Ever Before Us And So Is Our Savior I find then the principle that evil is present in me, the one who wants to do good. Paul’s epistle to the Romans, Chapter 7 Verse 21 Paul doesn’t say that he’s getting better and better every day in...
What Are You Afraid Of?

What Are You Afraid Of?

What Are You Afraid Of? I sat sobbing in my upstairs apartment, feeling ripped apart and alone. My faith, which hours before seemed so solid and stalwart, was tipped on its side, fractured and futile. It was the day I first learned the phrases “higher...

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