Guatemala

I have done nothing to deserve these opportunities in which God shows me what He’s doing in His people around the world, nor do I deserve the very eyes in which I behold it all; but I am ever grateful. On September 15, 2014 I embarked on a ten day trip to Tactic, Guatemala withContinue reading “Guatemala”

Peace: A Eulogy

  Just before Jesus was arrested and suffered his crucifixion, an approaching time which He was fully aware of, He spoke of peace to His closest friends. John, being one of His closest, recorded Jesus as telling them this, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give as theContinue reading “Peace: A Eulogy”

Patience

Fertile valley and wild hill Such is the landscape of my heart Twist and bend and secret place You who have known me from the start What faithfulness, what patience In my small life You have displayed Kindness reached His hands to me As brier pushed my heart away Tangled mass of prickly plants OrContinue reading “Patience”

A Sunset Heart

Sunset light… It bathes in beauty all it touches. Everything just looks better… More golden. Yet what qualities revealed by this golden light don’t just spontaneously appear the moment the sun alights from its zenith. The beauty is always there. We just need to see it differently. What if we looked at one another asContinue reading “A Sunset Heart”

the field

After the harvest is complete and the land has given of all it bore, the fields are left. Stripped, empty, shaven and shorn down to the scalp. What good things there were have been given freely and lovingly. Now what remains is a barren space, exposed in the raw to the brutality of the winterContinue reading “the field”

Beauty in the Beholder

Everything in creation has a name. Everything created serves a purpose. Even weeds. In fact, by the very definition, a weed is simply a plant in an undesired place. I have a growing affinity for these so called mislocated plants. When I venture down a road taking in that which lines my path- white QueenContinue reading “Beauty in the Beholder”