Ponderings, Prayers

Knowing and Loving

The Beginning The excitement and newness of God wears off. Have you noticed? After the wooing and the awe, the seeing of sin and our need of saving. The dropping in shame, the rising in grace, the washing away of old and the re-birth of a new creation... After the walking. The learning. The drinking… Continue reading Knowing and Loving


We’ve Not Gone This Way Before

New Year, Old Way Faithfulness springs forth from the earth, and righteousness looks down from heaven. The Lord will indeed give what is good, and our land will yield its harvest. Righteousness goes before [us] and prepares the way... Psalm 85:11-13 Every year is the same in terms of days and months. They can feel… Continue reading We’ve Not Gone This Way Before


Making Much of Christmas

Friends, Every year we do it. We make so much of this time of year. Going way back to our childhoods, even. Who among us doesn't recall the whole build up all month long? The unboxing of decorations and cherished ornaments with your family, plus the trimmings in every store and street in town? The wish… Continue reading Making Much of Christmas


Wonder of the Season

Where's the wonder gone? Like, is this really all there is? This boring busyness and bluster. Flirting with and flitting about here, there, and everywhere. This season, plus all the year long. Focusing on things that never sustain long-term. Filling in the cracks of life with mere silly putty instead of crazy LOVIN' glue, of… Continue reading Wonder of the Season


Battles and Blessings

Battle I'll dispense with the pleasantries and get right to the point... I have a huge battle in my life. It's something that's existed for as long as I can remember. There are weeks and months where it's severe and intense, demanding a reaction, yet also times in the last few years when I'd believed… Continue reading Battles and Blessings


Love’s Way (One Day)

Do you know Love's way? The heart of truth? The promise of eternity, yet so much more? Before even. On this earth right now, even! See, I walked around a long time before I'd heard. Alone and groping. Never really hoping. Though sometimes laughing and always pretending while searching. Searching, for. the. love! Coming up… Continue reading Love’s Way (One Day)