Labyrinth

Birds aren’t meant to live in cagesNeither are peopleBut there she was: Trapped, uglyLosing all her feathersMoltingPlucking the feathers one by oneFreeing space for new ones to appearIt was painfulIt was hardPerhaps she could be beautiful againI knelt beside her“It’s okay, little one. I forgive you. You are always and forever FORGIVEN.”“I don’t deserve forgiveness.” …

The Healing Power of SONlight

She appeared wounded at first. Perhaps she was merely tired, vulnerable. She landed silently upon the fence railing and then glided to the ground just below the feeder. She wobbled a bit as she walked and her wing seemed bent. She looked about her fertively and headed for the patch of sunlight-a single strip of …

Notes on Proverbs 15

You are a gentle answerA WhisperA HopeThe Lamb of GodLaying down your lifeNo one takes it from youYou are a thunderous replyA RoarA hopeThe Lion of JudahShouting out your victoryDeath can't keep you boundYou are a tree of LifeThe hope fulfilleda tongue bringing healingMy heart lies open before youMy victoryMy freedomMy healingMy Lion and My …

Eggshells

poetry #prose Have you ever felt you were carrying so much you couldn’t seem to hold on to all of it? Maybe you’ve felt just as fragile as an armful of eggs. Perhaps you’ve even felt so desperate to hold everything together, that not only did all the things you were trying to carry break, …

The Sun’s In It’s Place

On my way home yesterday evening I drove toward the rising moon in the east. It was beautiful over the water. I love this portion of my drive. Crossing the bridge seems to be a doorway of peace whether coming or going. As I looked at the moon I glanced into my rear view mirror …

The Warrior

King David was known as a great warrior king. He wasn't just any ordinary soldier. He was a champion. He fought and won many battles and gained victory in many wars. But he didn't just fight physical battles. He fought some pretty tough internal ones too. The thing I love about David is that he …

Your Story…and Mine

Have you ever felt as though your story is over, or have you just desperately wanted it to end? You are not alone. Job told his friends, “Depression haunts my day. I am nothing more than dust and ashes.” Elijah told the Lord, “I am done!” King David wrote, “I am worn out from sobbing …

One Moment in Time

Have you ever had one of those "perfect moments" in time? These moments are not as rare as we may believe.  Yet, sometimes we can miss them completely or take them for granted if we are not paying attention.  I had just such “a perfect moment” as a young child.  I was reminded of it …

Wrestling With God?

Jacob wrestled with God. He seems to be a man who had wrestled his whole life. He wrestled with Esau, his brother, both in birth and in life. He wrestled with his parents and then with his father-in-law, Labaan. He wrestled with his wives who wrestled with one another. He even wrestled with his sons, …

Stay Alert! Four Things the Enemy Wants to Accomplish and How to Overcome his Tactics

I rarely, if ever, share dreams which I believe have meaning. Primarily because they are usually for me to pray through. That said, I share this today, because I believe there is a message here for the church. We must "be alert and of sober mind, for our enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour." I Peter 5:8 NIV

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