Thursday, June 2, 2016

and the Lord was with


there's a suitcase on the floor,
open
there's a suitcase on the floor,
ghana-bound
and
i
am
to
go
with it
to meet a land and church i've met
in
picture
and
scripture
but not with my eyes
but not with my heart
there's a suitcase on the floor,
open
and
i'm packing
toiletries-for-give-away
little people cars for a little man
four pairs of shoes for justincase
three pounds of oreos
my journal-by-jenny (with joseph talking points)
and
when i close that suitcase
i'll leave out
anxiety
because God's word-living-and-active
says
and the Lord was with
enough times for
me
to
believe

My husband, Chris, my son, Jack, and I are headed to Ghana for ten days of teaching, sharing and playing. We covet your prayers!

How is your summer shaping up?

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Saturday, April 9, 2016

a saturday sermon



running
walking
crawling
from
low
gap
to
high
crest
and
hemmed in by forest,
the wind
can't
touch
me

amen

what is speaking to you today?

Saturday, September 5, 2015

upon hills

take the hills!
it's where
 help
and 
 good news
come
from
take the hills!
it's where 
God meets his people
take the hills!
take the hills!
take the hills!
even
when
you
are
slow.

I was inspired to write this by my seventeen-minute-per-mile pace up this hill today. Thank you, pace. Where are you seeing inspiration in the mundane today?


linking with kellylaurajenjenniferbarbiesharitaholley

Saturday, August 22, 2015

i have made, and i will bear

we've talked lately,
you and i,
in a parking lot
at the checkout
or
in the hall
we've shared text messages, emails
and
phone calls
so i know
the
burden
you
bear
how it feels too heavy
and
you wish it was
lighter
or
not as frightening
or
vanished, even
and you came to mind
this morning
as i read the livingandactive word -
even to your old age I am he,
and to gray hairs I will carry you.
I have made, and I will bear;    
I will carry and will save.
and
i wanted you to have
this
promise
today


i'm praying courage and peace and wisdom for so many women these days. what is your struggle? how can i pray for you this day?

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