Yearning for Home

I have just returned from an early morning walk around our holiday neighborhood of Wanaka, New Zealand. In surveying both the majesty of God’s creation and soaking in the stillness and quietness around me, my heart aches at having to leave today. This place oozes with the spectacular beauty of a Master Painter, who has … More Yearning for Home

Tidings of Great Joy

Luke 2: 11 – 14 8-12 There were sheepherders camping in the neighborhood. They had set night watches over their sheep. Suddenly, God’s angel stood among them and God’s glory blazed around them. They were terrified. The angel said, “Don’t be afraid. I’m here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody, … More Tidings of Great Joy

Joy in His Presence

This post has been written for Bonnie Gray’s #OneWordAdvent prompt JOY and is linked up to #TellHisStory  This evening, I’ve been re-reading Luke 1 and it struck me again how baby John the Baptist, not yet born, leapt for joy in Elizabeth’s womb, when she heard Mary’s greeting. Baby John, himself filled with the Holy Spirit, … More Joy in His Presence

Incomprehensible Glory

The past week has been a whirlwind of activity, with our large family (my parents had six children), usually spread out between the South and North Island of New Zealand, Australia, Germany and the Netherlands congregating in one city. It was a wonderful week together, but my heart, mind and soul is also yearning for … More Incomprehensible Glory

Fear May Rise, But Your Consolations Will Delight My Soul

This is a piece I wrote several months ago, before I started blogging here, and submitted as a guest post for Purposeful Faith. Today, Kelly Balarie is kindly sharing it at Purposeful Faith, along with guest posts from several other Christian bloggers. Come take a look! Yesterday, I meditated on the following verse throughout the day: … More Fear May Rise, But Your Consolations Will Delight My Soul