Adonai, Increase Our Faith: Acrostic Verses

Adonai,Deliver us from fear and confusionOpen our eyes to the truthNothing is too hard for YouAll that concerns us is in Your handIncrease our faith. Adonai,Dream through usOrder our steps in Your wordNothing is more important than YouAccept our praiseIncrease our faith. Adonai,Draw us close to YouObliterate our enemies with Your loveNo one is moreContinue reading “Adonai, Increase Our Faith: Acrostic Verses”

Invitations: Jose and the Woman at the Ice Machine

6:30 a.m. and I’m patiently waiting. The lady in the apple green box she thinks is a car is slowing me down. It’s my turn to fill the coolers for work. But she’s filling more than one cooler, with tears and a frown. “Cry later, lady.” I think to myself. She yells at her kidContinue reading “Invitations: Jose and the Woman at the Ice Machine”

Invitations: Walmart Prayer Meeting

Quickly pacing past produce and frozen goods. Aiming for the pickles and buns. Hamburgers on the grill will make for a quick meal. Jordyn and I make haste at the end of a long day. We round the corner and stop on the “Bread” aisle. Pausing to scan the shelves, we hear a dispute. AContinue reading “Invitations: Walmart Prayer Meeting”

Morning Sky

Morning sky awakes Gray, then red, orange, and white Time for joyful praise! Psalm 108:1 – 5 NASB My heart is steadfast, O God; I will sing, I will sing praises, even with my soul. Awake, harp and lyre; I will awaken the dawn! I will give thanks to You, O Lord, among the peoples;Continue reading “Morning Sky”

How Deep is Your Love

How Deep is Your Love Are you willing to deny yourself, The pleasures of your life, Turn your back on fame For the cause of Christ? Will you give away your time, Share your talents without pay? Consider the needs of others above your own when you kneel to pray? Are you willing to chooseContinue reading “How Deep is Your Love”

Transitions: When Little Becomes Much

A little hug A little caress A little assurance In the middle of despair Will greatly calm the weary soul. A little love A little smile A little hope In a little while Will lift a heavy burden. A little joy A little faith A little encouagement In the very moment when need is greatContinue reading “Transitions: When Little Becomes Much”

Transitions: Beauty for Ashes 2

Beauty for ashes means something was set afire Something has been burned away The Lord no longer desires. The ashes could be the bitterness The negativity we spread Or it could be the attitude that’s dead. Ashes could be the doubt The anger or the fear The Lord has decided must disappear. The door thatContinue reading “Transitions: Beauty for Ashes 2”

Transitions: Peace for Fear

When I was a new believer, I would hear older “mature” followers say in response to troubles, “Jesus will make everything all right.” or “Just trust in God and all will be well.” This one really set my teeth on edge, “Give your heart to Jesus and He will take away all your troubles.” IContinue reading “Transitions: Peace for Fear”

Transitions: Beauty for Ashes

There are times when I go to my secret place To worship and seek God’s face I find myself inspired by the beauty of His grace. As I create the images He reveals, i often wonder how These not so talented hands can respond with ease To produce images such as these. He quietly remindsContinue reading “Transitions: Beauty for Ashes”

An Invitation to the Garden of Hope

Draw near to the garden