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Aug
12

Grace: the intersection between The Creator and the created

Grace is the intersection where Creator and created meet to form an intimate and holy relationship allowing the created to walk in the image of the Creator, and that in doing so the Creator’s love shines through the created bringing light to a darkened world. Faith is the hope of the created in the Creator that secures this belief: along the path, regardless of what remains unseen and whatever may lie...
Sep
28

Alternate States of Being: perceptions

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, “I’ve lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt Once I was immature and small in my faith, plagued and consumed by continual questioning and perpetual doubt of God’s existence and my believed perception of His...
Aug
28

slowly, with wonder

  You have said, “Seek my face.” My heart says to you, “Your face, Lord, do I seek.” Psalm 27:8 esv   I am a slow thinker, a slow writer, certainly a slow task completer. I linger over problems, dwell in my thoughts, sometimes just up and disappear so I can exist in silence, so I can hear God whisper. I do not know why God instilled this in me, this becoming overwhelmed, this getting lost in...
May
20

The Beginnings of Faith and Trust

Be sober, be watchful. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith.  ~ I Peter 5:8-9a It is 2a.m.. Voluminous clouds ride the wind’s breath low across the treetops. Bare branches reach into the midnight sky.  There is a beauty in the surreality of these moments where I exist alone.  Shadows create a world of possibilities from the...
Jun
3

A Garden of Prayer

Prayer is like a garden.  Tend it and it will be fruitful.  ~ Elf Help Book, Prayer Therapy by Keith McClellan And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, “Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!” So God granted him what he requested. ~ I Chronicles 4:10 nkjv My prayer life is...

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