Wednesday, December 31, 2014


The Lord will cause His glorious voice to be heard...

Isaiah 30:30

Monday, December 29, 2014


If you are fortunate to live in a land where majesty appears in the distance,
you are blessed indeed.
In my dreams there are many buildings like this one,
with domes painted Christmas blue and spires that reach to the sky.


I remember when the darkness left you. One moment its hand was at your throat, the other covering your eyes. You were blind, gasping, suffering, but mystified as to what was causing your turmoil. You blamed yourself, others, circumstances. All the while darkness held its grip on you. But in one moment the darkness was gone. I didn’t see it leave, but I knew instinctively it left in a panic. Something had fought the darkness and won. Something defeated it and there you stood, looking around like you’d never seen our brilliant world before. Every color was new. Each breath was like the very first; each sound, vibrant and alive, and comforting. You stood in the light a long, long time. In fact, you are still there, looking around, delighted. It makes me smile.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Water Tree

He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth
its fruit in season, whose leaf also shall not wither;
and whatever he does shall prosper. Psalm 1:3


Thursday, December 18, 2014


Wag more, 
bark less

I read this on a bumper sticker at Food Lion. 
I thought it meant do more, talk less. 
But now I think it may mean something else. 
How about, "Be happy more, complain less?"

What does it mean to you?


 This is the pond behind our house.
It reminds me that even when we are still and quiet,
the light can shine from us.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


I remain confident of this:
    I will see the goodness of the Lord
    in the land of the living.
Wait for the Lord;
    be strong and take heart
    and wait for the Lord.

Psalm 27:13-14

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


Therefore lift your drooping
hands and strengthen your
weak knees,
and make straight paths
for your feet,
so that what is lame may not
be put out of joint
but rather be healed.

Hebrews 12:12-13 ESV

Sunday, December 14, 2014


And suddenly
there was with the angel
a multitude of the
heavenly host praising God,
 and saying, Glory to God
in the highest,
and on earth peace,
good will toward men.
Luke 2:13-14

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


...I will cut off the pride of Philistia.
I will take away its blood from its mouth,
and its abominations from between its teeth;
it too shall be a remnant for our God;
it shall be like a clan in Judah...

Zechariah 9

Monday, December 1, 2014

Great Things

...then they said among the nations,
"The LORD has done great things for them.”