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  • when you are feeling overwhelmed…

    On Friday, June 15 th, 2012
    When a sparrow gets caught behind the couch, it’s the light at the other end, behind the poor thing, that we keep trying to turn that one pounding heart towards. Because the thing is and don’t I know it: If you’re turned the wrong way, you can’t see the light at the end of the
  • The 1 Habit at Every Meal that Will Change Your Life {or When Beth Moore Tells You She’d Like to Come for Dinner}

    On Tuesday, May 29 th, 2012
    and then the most gracious Beth Moore sends a tweet to the farm yesterday: and the kids and the Farmer all gather around & marvel at Mrs. Beth’s very real Farmer: “He has a real John Deere hat on!” We smile grace at the thought of a meal with Mrs. Beth Moore & family …
  • When You Want to Turn Your Life Around

    On Monday, February 27 th, 2012
    It’s after I cut the squash right open. The two halves split and quartered there on the cutting board. After the paint brushes are washed out, after the pawns of chess game are all returned to their squares, after the potatoes are baked and served, the dinner plates are pushed back empty. He splits the
  • when it’s hard

    On Monday, October 17 th, 2011
    Mama had the tea ready. I had on the socks that the woman with the 5 kids and the stage 4 cancer knit me. This is always first thing: to go right into the throne room of God wearing nothing less than your aching prayers. Anne’s on time for our early Saturday morning Bible study
  • … upon the things of God

    On Thursday, August 18 th, 2011
    ‘T here are times when… silence is wiser than speech. We should be better … if we were more alone, waiting upon God. And gathering through meditation on His Word spiritual strength for labour in his service. We ought to muse upon the things of God because we thus get the real nutriment out of
  • One Habit that Radically Changes a Family

    On Wednesday, June 08 th, 2011
    Words are always dessert. I was sixteen when I first I ate dinner at his house. And when the plates were cleaned, forks laid down, when it’d seem commonplace to nod thanks to the cook and push back the chairs, his family bowed their heads and his Father opened a Bible. It was thick and
  • Free Easter Devotional with Easter Passion Tree {Because Easter’s More Important than Christmas}

    On Thursday, March 31 st, 2011
    We begin “The Trail to the Tree”… that set us free. Will you join us in these Easter Devotionals? Each of the 17 day journey towards Easter includes: The full  text of the day’s Bible reading in either ESV, NLT or  MSG (of course, feel free to read from your own Bible, if you’d prefer
  • weekends are for His poetry

    On Saturday, March 19 th, 2011
    :: May all your wanderings this weekend, kindest friends, see the poetry of His Hand everywhere the Creator God of the universe Who expresses more than one third of His Word to us in poetry who is the Word come to make us fully alive… :: :: :: :: {A very worthy listen today, from
  • Soulcousitcs: How to Hear God in the Dark Spaces

    On Wednesday, August 04 th, 2010
    She grabs my Mama’s guitar from the music room and she sits cross-legged and bare-footed on Mama’s back porch in the first light and she plucks songs from the strings and the air and her heart. Our small group sings. Channels Only, Blessed Master… The sun lays out in long, stretching rays through the maple
  • weekends are for visiting

    On Saturday, June 05 th, 2010
    In the quiet and the early, I hear the knock to come slip away and sit a long spell with Lover, and catch up with real Wisdom listen to the steady, sure voice of Truth, feel the tender smile of Father, hear the timbre of His voice, the beat of His one, passionate, never-failing heart,
  • the best read ever

    On Wednesday, March 24 th, 2010
    You’d have thought I was reading The Dangerous Book for Boys or the like, the way he kept grinning at me as I read, looking over his shoulder and arching that eyebrow all mischevious at his brother all smirking. I think this as I read, that maybe this really is the original dangerous book for
  • The Unearthed Treasure That You Likely Could Dig Up in Your House

    On Wednesday, January 20 th, 2010
    Whisper snow falls in slow out the window and here I’ve unearthed greater than Rosetta Stone, lost library of Nineveh, etched code of Hammurabi, the discovery of each that rewrote all the annals of the ages. Snow falls and I have heard and I have held the unaltered words of Almighty. God hath said. I
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