A Psalm for This New Year

Dawn of a new day and a new year

God has numbered our days (Psalm 90)
In Him—there is redemption for days past.
In Him—there is guidance and strength for today.
In Him—there is hope for all the days in our future.

You hem me in—behind and before; You have laid Your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me. (Psalm 139:5-6)

In these times of great turmoil, Lord teach me to number my days in You.

Dreaming Dreams

The Dream

In the last days, God says, 
I will pour out my Spirit on all people. 
Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
your young men will see visions,
your old men will dream dreams. Acts 2:17

Lord, pour out Your Spirit for all to see.
Dreaming Your dream of love for me.
Inspire the vision for the Word You give,
So others may dream love’s dream and live.

God is the dreamer, and we are His dream. All we need do is ask and believe.

“But to all who believed Jesus and accepted Him, He gave the right to become the children of God.” John 1:12 NLT

Glorious Light

The sun breaking into the darkness

An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:8-11

Merry Christmas

A Psalm for the spiritually poor

Rain for a dry land

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:3

How do I make worship of You fresh and meaningful?
How do I make my praise filled with vibrance and zest?
How do I make prayer life changing?
How do I make Your word jump off the page?
I can’t do this.

I come and fall before You in humility for my barren spirit.
You have said a broken and contrite heart you will not turn away.
Lord, let Your Spirit move and transform me.
Even if it is the thousandth time.
You can do this.
I know You want to do this.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me.

You hem me in—behind and before; You have laid Your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me. Psalm 139:6

Scaling the Mountains

Peaks still to conquer

It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; He enables me to stand on the heights. He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze. You give me Your shield of victory, and Your right hand sustains me; You stoop down to make me great. Psalms 18:32-35

I struggle with writing. Even basic grammar is hard for me. Sometimes I get discouraged and want to give up. That is where Psalm 18 helps. God stoops down to enable me to stand on the heights to serve Him.

If any good comes from my writing and photography, it is by the grace of God. That same grace and strength is there for all who will humbly ask.

God’s Unfailing Love

Sunrise over Lake Wenatchee

Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His love endures forever. Let the redeemed of the Lord say this— Psalm 107:1.

When you stumble and fall—give thanks for His unfailing love and ask for help.

When you are ashamed by your lack of self-control—give thanks for His unfailing love and ask for strength. 

When your health fails—give thanks for His unfailing love and ask for healing.

Remember the Lord’s love has triumphed over the grave. He’s risen; our hope is in Him and His unfailing love.

Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set His seal of ownership upon us, and put His Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. 2 Corinthians 1:21-22

Hallelujah! Give thanks.