Psalms 37:37 “For the person of peace will have a posterity – a legacy.” Purpose in life. We all want to be known for making a difference in someone’s life, in our world, and in our community. In the darkest of nights we wonder if what we do makes a difference to the God of … Continue reading Leave a legacy
Matthew 5:6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” Satisfaction is fleeting. Our desires are ever expanding, and contentment is brief when we are busy making a living and not making a life. Happiness and blessings seem to be interconnected. It is easy to be happy when we … Continue reading I can’t get no satisfaction….
Psalms 22:26 “The afflicted shall eat and be satisfied.” Stress. Chemotherapy. Fear. Chronic Illness. Affliction is a terrifying word. I have friends who are experiencing all of these afflictions right now. Joblessness or fear of losing their jobs create sleeplessness and lack of appetite. Stress of illness and injury causes them to struggle to physically … Continue reading Eat and be Satisfied
“Peace I live with you; My peace I give to you, not as the world gives, do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.” John 14:27 NAS We search for peace and contentment in this world. A busy life, family, work, and responsibilities crowd out the peace … Continue reading Peace. Now. Picture Peace.
Darkness, flooding, green, tall weeds are in the valley. I do not remember if I got to the Valley swiftly or slowly. I was just there. Hiding. Crawling out. Alone. Missing the sunshine of the hill and dreading the weary walk back up the trail. It will be hard. It will be painful. I will … Continue reading Potters Inn at Aspen Ridge – Valley, Erosion, Re-entry
I can’t breathe well because of the climb at 9,000 feet. Tension has also caused shallow breathing. If you start your day, everyday with God, you will feel Him. Promise. Show me your safe harbor? But where were you when my childhood story was being written? When my sins bled into my life, where were … Continue reading Potter’s Inn at Aspen Ridge: The Cleft of the Rock, Confession, Adoration
A silent retreat. A necessary escape from our crazy world. Stillness. No human voices. Birds and flowers beckon me to the next bench. Not a hike to achieve a goal, but a prayer walk. Peace as the salve for grief. Wind in the Aspens that are still green. Listen. What do you want? Do you … Continue reading Potter’s Inn at Aspen Ridge Prayer Walk : Preparation, Contemplation, Ascent
Isaiah 41:10 NIV So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, I will uphold you. I will strengthen you with my righteous right hand. Steps cut into stone. No railings to hold on to. A climb up of six steps can seem like sixty to someone fearful of heights in … Continue reading Do not fear….
Employment. Unemployment. So much in those two words. So many people have gone through this experience especially in the last two years. I think back twenty years ago – more like thirty years ago. An older woman in her mid 50s had to come back to work as a Medical Technologist in Galveston. She had … Continue reading Activity? – Answers? – In His Time