Tag Archives: Christ

Sea Walls

“We all build internal sea walls to keep at bay the sadnesses (sic) of life and the often overwhelming forces within our minds. We build these wall stone by stone over a lifetime. One of the most difficult problems is to construct these barriers of such a height and strength that one has a true […]

While Chaos Looms

While chaos looms and swirls above and all seems hopeless now, the Lord has your heart in His hands and to you makes these vows:   As He gives power to the weak, He strengthens those who trust. The hopeful soar on eagles’ wings And walk with Humblest.1   “I give you plans for peace,” […]

My Heart’s Content

His voice is in the rising sun, the melody of songbird scales; in fragrant, fragile viburnum, first taste of coffee, fresh and hale. I breathe the air in of the Son; the Spirit helps me to prevail. When daily in relationship He shapes this unique workmanship.   With Him in me I feel the drum […]

Christian or catholic

catholic: all-embracing, all-inclusive, open-minded Faith is professed with the lips and with the heart, through words and through love.  (Pope Francis) I call myself a follower of Jesus; my choice of label is intentional. Too many times, I’ve heard accusations and condemnation emanating from the lips and hearts of my Christian brothers and sisters. Too […]

Freedom and Grace

Vladimir Kara-Murza is vice-chairman of Open Russia, an international Russian pro-democracy movement. He was poisoned twice by Russian operatives, in 2015 and again in February of 2017. Both times he fell into a coma and suffered multiple organ failure, but survived both attempts to kill him. Mikail Kordorkovsky, head of Russia’s largest oil company called […]

Gospel of Grace

How easy it is to argue positions Promoting derision Advancing suspicions Inflaming division.   When we let our mind be swayed by distractions Building up obstructions Speaking with aggression Fixing on rejection   We lose our strong hold on Christ’s grace foundation Forget His commission To offer compassion A hand of inclusion   And unconstrained […]

Sowing Discord or Peace

Discord, chaos, conspiracy. All this coming from the leader of our nation. And it seems the leader of an enemy nation has overtaken his quest for power. But who has really overtaken him and his cohort in the White House? The enemy we all know; the father of lies, thief who comes to steal, kill […]

Maturing Faith

Children call each other names; if wrong, refuse to take the blame. They make their choices out of fear instead of knowing Love is near. They do not know God’s saving grace nor understand His full embrace.   When we love God with all our mind, we grow as Spirit does remind us of our […]

Righteous Ears

If immigrants and refugees and poor are not “the least of these,” then who are we to feed and care for, clothe and see to their welfare? If we don’t honor God’s own plea, how well with our souls will it be?   With wealthy people getting more and ethics walking out the door how […]

As We Rise

Stand on the bridge and rise above the vitriol and hate. Consider God’s creation our allies. Abandon condemnation; humanize. Be Jesus’ light; His love’s innate; see through our Father’s eyes   New mercy blessed surprise; let His compassion captivate. Each fresh dawning filled with grace and defies what might have been an urge to legalize. […]