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Baptism Requires Getting Wet   Leave a comment

In waters deep or shallow

I pray to keep rekindling this truth

To live today and give to You tomorrow

On my own I would drown in a puddle of doubt and sorrow

But with You, my God of all things possible

We can walk on water

 

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Know the truth, the truth that will set us free and keep us free   1 comment

The truth will set you free — Yes indeed … First consider the source — do the research … our very lives and the lives of our posterity depends upon it … Thank you God for the indwelling Spirit of truth and your ever-recognizable love for us that cannot be contained, and only expands when shared — Make me a channel of your peace — a useful, resourceful, ever-seeking, never ceasing, always grateful, citizen of heaven.

Verifying Love   Leave a comment

Oftentimes I find the presence of God most profoundly in the least expected circumstances.

While on a call to register for an exam I’ll soon be taking, the representative, named Reinya, asked me to spell my name — As it is common, he verified the correct spelling with a word universally familiar to represent each letter. (How many times have you done this yourself, right? — I for Idaho, O, for Oscar, Y, for yellow, etc.)

In verifying the last two letters of my last name he said, “L for Love … L for Love …”

“Wow! That was a first,” I thought …

I told him I much I appreciated the association and added, “God bless you!”

He responded. “God bless you too.” 

Although we couldn’t see each other, I know we were both smiling.

I replied, “I don’t know if you believe in Jesus or ascribe to a higher power but I hope you do.”

He answered, “100%!”

At that moment I looked up to the sky and saw that the clouds had parted just enough to form a huge heart of blue … I told him about the clouds and the heart because I could barely believe it — We finished our business, and the conversation ended with a flurry of blessings for one another.

Not wanting to let go of this moment and what felt sacred, my imagination drifted to a day in heaven, where I would meet Reinya, and recall this time of shared faith and the presence of God.

 

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God’s Love for Us   Leave a comment

Your love for me can never be

Greater than Mine for you

But I don’t mind that you try 

To love me greater still

I delight in your desire

You please me when you try

Don’t be dismayed or stutter in your quest

I love you more

And love you best

You are beautiful 

Because you’re mine

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Growing Faith   Leave a comment

I pray your faith to rise in me as a relentless mounting tide
And Your Love and Grace to continually wash over me 
That I might forever be, a part of all that is Thee

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Stretching Beyond our Comfort Zone   Leave a comment

How far we can go depends upon how far we are willing to reach –

God will always meet us where our faith takes us – 

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These are Now the Places that Remind Me that I’m Home   Leave a comment

A place where brackish lakes and hanging moss are symbols

Not a breeze or water lapping or a songbird that is singing

And suddenly the silence broken by the katydids a-clickin’

A banquet longing to be digested by a deep and peace filled breath

Sated with an extra helping of the musty, moist filled air

The Spirit stirring overtaking

A pulse now slowed to rest

 

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