Lupine and Indian Paintbrush

Do not hide Your face from me or I will be like those who go down to the pit.
Let the morning bring me word of Your unfailing love. Psalm 143:7-8

I hear God’s unfailing love in the singing of His birds.
I see Your unfailing love in the sunrise above the mountains.
I smell Your unfailing love in the scent of the pines and flowers.
I know Your unfailing love in the promise that Your Spirit is always with me, and will guide me home to be with You.

Memories for Tomorrow

Longing for Yesterday’s Goodness

Yesterday we had so much fun,
the joy that children bring.
To have the laughter never end,
In songs we love to sing.

Days cut short, I wanted longer;
So much joy yet to sow.
Sadly time consumes the love we share—
I turn older as they grow.

At the end of day I can’t keep up,
My strength a fading sorrow.
But my hope is in Jesus Christ.
Who makes yesterday a foretaste of tomorrow.

In Jesus we have a sure hope that our tomorrows will be even better than our yesterdays.

We put our hope in the Lord.
He is our help and our shield.
In him our hearts rejoice,
for we trust in his holy name.
Let your unfailing love surround us, Lord,
for our hope is in you alone. Psalm 33:20-22

“No eye has seen,
no ear has heard,
no mind has conceived
what God has prepared for those who love him”  1 Corinthians 2:9

This Old House

I have a little secret,
whispering somewhere behind a door.
I try to keep it quiet,
Though the silence makes it roar.
I have a hidden shame,
I keep it sealed away.
But the moment I relax,
it creeps out to wreck my day.
I have a vile rodent
scurrying somewhere in the wall.
I set out traps to catch it,
but the sly critter avoids them all.
I think tomorrow will be better,
I’ll finally get control.
Then I wake up to find,
They’ve chewed another hole.
O Lord tear down this old house.
My life to You I bring.
Please build in me Your temple,
fit for You my Lord and King.


Hear my cry, O God;
listen to my prayer. 
From the ends of the earth I call to you,
I call as my heart grows faint; 
lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For you have been my refuge, 
a strong tower against the foe. 
I long to dwell in your tent forever 
and take refuge in the shelter of your wings.
Selah (a pause for praise, worship and reflection)
For you have heard my vows, O God; 
you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name.
Psalm 61:1-5

He Hears Me

God bends down to listen

My voice is not too faint, 
My prayer not too small.
My God bends down to listen,
and grants me mercy when I call.

I love the LORD because he hears my voice
and my prayer for mercy.
Because he bends down to listen,
I will pray as long as I have breath!
Death wrapped its ropes around me;
the terrors of the grave overtook me.
I saw only trouble and sorrow.
Then I called on the name of the LORD:
“Please, LORD, save me!”
How kind the LORD is! How good he is!
So merciful, this God of ours!
The LORD protects those of childlike faith;
I was facing death, and he saved me.
Let my soul be at rest again,
for the LORD has been good to me.
He has saved me from death,
my eyes from tears,
my feet from stumbling.
And so I walk in the LORD’s presence
as I live here on earth!
Psalm 116:1-9 NLT

Light in the Forest

Light in the forest—
Radiant glow.
Beckons me deeper,
His love to know.
O what glory that will be—
My Lord Jesus
giving His life to me.

I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. Ephesians 1:17

To them God has chosen to make known,,, the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Colossians 1:27

A Long Way

When the road seems to go on with no end in sight.
Rejoice for God is near and joy is in the journey.
Be glad for God holds you, keep going by His might.

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:4-7

Beautiful Moment

God’s Love—not for just a moment, but forever

Give thanks to the LORD for He is good. His love endures forever. Psalm 136:1

His goodness plots the course of the sun and clouds to create a beautiful scenes. Though the beauty of the moment is fleeting His goodness and love are everlasting. Thank God His love is not limited by my ability to put it into words, or take a photograph. 

It is greater than my imagination.
It is not measured by what I deserve.
It does not stop when I wander off,
but seeks me out and brings me back.
I cannot diminish it,
but I can increase it by receiving His love and giving it away.
It surrounds me like a shield,
and guides me on the right path.
God’s love gives me freedom to be all that He created me to be.
His love washes over me and will never leave nor forsake me.
I don’t have to worry about tomorrow,
because God’s love and mercy are new every morning.

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
    for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23

Stained Glass Window

Natures cathedral

The dawn speaks of God’s promise for a new day.
The birds rejoice with songs I long to sing.
The trees form stained glass windows to behold heaven’s beauty.
All nature hints of God’s glory for those who wait and earnestly seek Him.

For since the world began, no ear has heard and no eye has seen a God like you, who works for those who wait for him! Isaiah 64:4

Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice. Psalm 105:3

Come to the Light

Sunrise lifting the fog

My heart has heard You say, “Come and talk with Me.”
And my heart responds, “LORD, I am coming.” Psalm 27:8 NLT

O Lord, life is hard and I stumble at every turn.
Come and talk with Me.
I’ve made so many mistakes, I’ve ruined everything.
Come and talk with Me.
I have hurt those close to me.
Come and talk with Me.
I deserve to suffer for what I’ve done.
Come and talk with Me.
My life is beyond recovery.
Come and talk with Me.
How can I come when I can’t forgive myself?
Come and talk with Me.
Lord my heart wants to come but I’m scared.
Come and talk with Me.
Lord, I am coming…
Please, help me come.