Expect Unique Gifts

This post has been written for Kate’s #FiveMinuteFriday prompt: expect Ephesians 4: 7 – 16 (The Message) 7-13 But that doesn’t mean you should all look and speak and act the same. Out of the generosity of Christ, each of us is given his own gift. The text for this is, He climbed the high mountain, … More Expect Unique Gifts

The Gift of Presence

This post is a guest post for incourage.me and is also linked up to the #FiveMinuteFriday prompt: Quiet Luke 10:38-42 (The Message) As they continued their travel, Jesus entered a village. A woman by the name of Martha welcomed him and made him feel quite at home. She had a sister, Mary, who sat before … More The Gift of Presence

Behold: Joyful, Expectant Looking

…my prayer is that in every little and big thing before me in this year to come, I will behold Him, I will joyfully and expectantly look upon His Face:

– When impatience threatens to take hold of me, let me look into my children’s eyes and see the One who made them in His beautiful image, let my heart be stilled to hear Him singing with delight over them, to slow to embrace them in His Grace.

– When my mouth opens to complain, let my eyes behold His gifts of grace upon grace upon grace and rejoice in His eternal Love and faithfulness.

– When my heart aches, as grief threatens to consume, let me behold… … More Behold: Joyful, Expectant Looking

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