Great and Good

“God does not give us everything we want, but He does fulfill His promises, leading us along the best and straightest paths to Himself.” ~Dietrich Bonhoeffer      We are “His and held…”  Love that. He is  “Sovereign Still”. And good. He is Good.  Love that too. “Live to bring Him praise.” Aspiring to that. A few early morning thoughts in the quiet with a thankful heart. So many needs everywhere…out “there” in the world, in my community, at work,Read more

…a few thoughts on fear…

I think I finally understand the meaning of “Speak softly and carry a big stick.”  FDR may have been coming at it from a different set of circumstances and perspective (global perspective vs. just-me, myself, and I perspective)…  But I really get it. And a man in a red coat on a woodsy path, along with a hugely oversized raccoon helped me “get it”, and speak it and do it…”speak softly and carry a big stick”, that is! You see,Read more

…a few thoughts on beads…

Yesterday, I took a little time out to sort beads. I went outside on the deck to be in the sunlight where I could see the difference between navy blue and black, and dark purple and brown. Amazing the difference of sunlight versus inside light on color. True colors show through so much more in the natural light of the sun. And on the deck, I get fresh air, and hear the birds, and, it’s amazing how people from insideRead more

Cause

Isaiah 26:9  ~  “Cause my soul to yearn for you in the night and long for you in the morning.” I read this verse this morning and just love it. I love the word yearn…to long for, to crave, to seek after and desire.  It’s a good word when that yearning can be filled. It’s not such a good word when it can’t be filled. The good news is that when the yearning is for God, He’s right there. ThatRead more

Sassy

  Maybe “sassy” looks like a 3 inch bird who stares down a 5’6″ human. Maybe it looks like diving into the whole cup of birdseed rather than teetering on the edge and reaching for a few kernels. Maybe it sounds like the song …the beautifully loud and clear tune from a tiny little bird that boldly breaks the silence and fills the air with a melody.  Maybe “sassy” is attitude that looks beyond stature and circumstance. Maybe sassy isRead more