Thursday, May 12, 2011

The kids and I were goofing around this morning as I (in my pretend boo-hoo voice) cried that no one had made me a cake for my birthday yesterday.

Number three bolted into action, so as not to leave mom "upset". This is what he made...

Lightly toasted wheat bread with peanut butter ever-so-carefully globbed on the sides, cake sprinkles and white sugar dumped in the center, and decoratively topped with a stale marshmallow.

Do you think I ate it?

Monday, February 14, 2011

"Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by your name;
You are Mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.
When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned,
Nor shall the flame scorch you.
For I AM the Lord your God,
The holy One of Israel, your Savior..."
Isaiah 43:1b-3a

"Everyone who is called by My name,
Whom I have created for My glory;
I have formed him, yes, I have made him."
Isaiah 43:7

For the one who is the Lord's there is no fear.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Why do you say, O Jacob,
And speak, O Israel:
"My way is hidden from the Lord,
And my just claim is passed over by my God"?

Have you not known?
Have you not heard?
The everlasting God, the Lord,
The Creator of the ends of the earth,
Neither faints nor is weary.
His understanding is unsearchable.

He gives power to the weak,
And to those who have no might He increases strength.

Even the youths shall faint and be weary,
And the young men shall utterly fall,

But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.
Isaiah 40:27-31

But without faith, is is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Hebrews 11:6

Thursday, January 20, 2011

But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray;
We have turned, every one, to his own way;
And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. Isaiah 53:5-6

Jesus, Thank You.

Thursday, December 23, 2010


The near-death of this blog is evidence to a simple lack of my own words these days. There just doesn't seem to be much left to say. May the words which do manage to make it through the door of my mouth (or my fingertips) be honoring to the only One worth talking about--the One in whom my hope lies.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom having not seen, you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith--the salvation of your souls. I Peter 1:3-9

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Don't let me lose my wonder

And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight... Colossians 1:21-22

For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 2 Corinthians 5:21

If I can read these words and not be overwhelmed by a sense of thanksgiving and praise, then something is terribly wrong inside my soul.

God, don't let me ever lose my wonder.

Saturday, May 22, 2010


What's been going on in the tree near my kitchen window: