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

Change · Death · Faith · Hope · Life · Transformation · Translation

translation…

I read it Monday… chasing Scripture references… in the reading through…Reminded of it today…as yesterday’s gray…gives way to a bright sunny day…The Genesis walk of Enoch… right out of this world… into God’s… sent me to Hebrews 11… the hall of faithful…Because of faith Enoch was caught up and transferred to heaven, so that he did…… Continue reading translation…

Authority · Battle · Change · Church · Grace · Hard

confidence… in the Foundation…

Jesus… a sure Foundation… trustworthy… settling…So this is what the Sovereign Lord says:”See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone,a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation;the one who trusts will never be dismayed. …”Isaiah 28:16When words from the pulpit… divide… it’s wise to remember… the Foundation… the Tested Stone… Being sure… of Who is…… Continue reading confidence… in the Foundation…

Attitude · Change · Emotions · Life · Light

seeing the glass half-empty…

Somewhere in my early teens… I became very critical… not only readily seeing faults around me… but in myself…I’m quick to note what’s wrong… whether I vocalize it or not… and have a knack for imagining the worst case scenario… given any situation…I’m not sure what lies at the root of this oblique perspective… attitude……… Continue reading seeing the glass half-empty…

Change · Hard · Praise

rearranging…

Rearranging…spaces…schedules…brings about challenges…and clutter…Feeling the mess of half-way…Nehemiah led the people in rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem… they worked heartily till it reached half its height… then the enemy threatened… and their strength gave out… all they saw was rubble…At this moment… strength is needed… to press on…keeping a new timetable… to better suit relationships…clearing…… Continue reading rearranging…