Dig for wonder

“The whole purpose of the artistic and spiritual life was [is] to dig for the submerged sunrise of wonder—so that a man sitting in a chair might suddenly realise that he was alive, and be happy.” // G. K. Chesterton After a week and a half of anticipating and tracking Hurricane Ian (my family and…

A Prayer // Our last awakening

BRING us, O Lord God, at our last awakening into the house and gate of heaven, to enter into that gate and dwell in that house, where there shall be no darkness nor dazzling, but one equal light; no noise nor silence, but one equal music; no fears nor hopes, but one equal possession; no…

Gratitude

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. | William Arthur Ward

Consider // Jesus speaking

“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. This…

Melt

Melt your heart by remembering grace. // Timothy Keller

Doing less

“Rest time is not wasted time. It is economy to gather fresh strength… It is wisdom to take occasional furlough. In the long run, we shall do more by sometimes doing less.” // Charles Spurgeon My life has been deeply impacted in my shift of perspective and definition of rest. Prior to rest being an…

In the midst of grief and fathoming

To the ones who grieve, You will get through this. You will! This is not just a sound byte. In the midst of this heartbreaking season, there will come a time when the load will ever-so slowly begin to lift. Grief becomes a companion and not your enemy. Sweet memories replace bitterness and deep sadness….

Seeking you

“God is always seeking you. Every sunset, every clear blue sky, every ocean wave, the starry host of night. He blankets each day with the invitation, ‘I am here.’” // Louie Giglio

The weight of it all

I do not know what to say.  I have not had the words to write.  The weight of simply processing the tragedies, the loss, the hell on earth that has occurred over the last few weeks in our country, and the last couple of months in Ukraine, is unreal. I weep for the families who…

Hope matters

When you stop hoping you start settling. // Valorie Burton

While we were still sinners

When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners. Now, most people would not be willing to die for an upright person, though someone might perhaps be willing to die for a person who is especially good. But God showed his great love for us by sending…

Jesus knew

When the city came into view, he wept over it. “If you had only recognized this day, and everything that was good for you! But now it’s too late. In the days ahead your enemies are going to bring up their heavy artillery and surround you, pressing in from every side. They’ll smash you and…