Posts Tagged "mercy"

Through the Desert to the Garden

Posted by on Mar 3, 2016 in Articles | 0 comments

Through the Desert to the Garden

The sun emblazoned the crystals of sand.  Any breath of breeze picked up the sand and carried it along, throwing it into my face before swirling it across the expanse.  The heat pressed down on me, and my thirst was overwhelming.  I knew I wasn’t alone.  Turning my head to the right, I sensed a friend.  To the left – apprehension, fear.  I couldn’t, however, see anyone.  Pulling my legs up to my chest and resting my head against my knees, I whispered, “Lord, what’s going on?  Where am I and why am I here?”   I gasped awake.  Sweat poured from my body.  I reached for...

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Sweet Gratitude and Joy

Posted by on Sep 25, 2015 in Articles | 0 comments

Sweet Gratitude and Joy

Yesterday was the first day of autumn.  The leaves started their turn a few weeks ago.  The trees around the house have been dropping seedlings and tiny berries since early September.  (During the night, it sounds like hail pounding the roof!)  The nights are cool, cool enough to fire up the furnace.  The squirrels are growing their fluffy tails to keep them warm during the winter that is soon to come.  They scamper around the yard, competing with the chipmunks for the best morsels to store away in their nests.  All the signs of the change of seasons are here.    I’m never...

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Calling Lazarus – and Us

Posted by on Jul 18, 2015 in Articles | 0 comments

Calling Lazarus – and Us

His friend was dying.  Messengers had arrived from Bethany with the news, “Come quickly, Jesus.  Lazarus is sick.”   He waited.  Two days.  By the time Jesus returned to Bethany, Lazarus had been dead four days.    Do you ever wonder if the human part of Jesus struggled with the God part of Jesus?  Yes, Jesus was fully-God and fully-man.  He knew that Lazarus would be raised from the dead.  He knew that God would be glorified.  The man-Jesus may well have desired to flee immediately to Bethany, to save his friend from the suffering that surely preceded his death, to...

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Soon

Posted by on Feb 4, 2015 in Articles | 5 comments

Soon

She strained her eyes to see through the darkness.  No light, not even a spark in the distance.  No sign of her visitor.   “Soon,” she said to herself as she closed the door to her simple home.  She moved across the room, checked the bread baking in the oven, and made sure the bottle was still full of wine.  She had to be ready.  She turned the wick in her lamp up a little higher.  It was darker than usual out, after all.  The light had to be seen from far away.    He could see the faint light from a great distance.  He had to make it to that light.  He knew that was...

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Starting Anew

Posted by on Jan 5, 2015 in Articles | 0 comments

Starting Anew

Another holiday season is behind us, another year has closed.  Both Thanksgiving and Christmas were uneventful in our home.  Our usually large gatherings were small, everyone running in their own directions.  My birthday was just another day.  We had cake, coffee and gifts, but no going out to dinner, no special plans.  New Years Eve – I was in bed, reading, by 11:30.  I spent the first Saturday of the year cleaning my house and the first Sunday in bed battling a migraine.  I awoke this morning, the first Monday, to single digit temperatures, wind and blowing snow, the sky...

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