Seeking Peace

        Summer days are full of activity. Neighbors are out of their homes, walking their dogs, tending to their yards, bringing home groceries. It is late afternoon, the windows are open, the breeze is blowing and birds are chirping. A cicada out...

An {Old} Prayer

On this day, the first day of Spring, I remember God’s faithfulness. After a cold winter, signs of spring are bursting forth. Spring reminds me that in a troubled world, God’s word is trustworthy.  Amidst uncertainties in the future, whether it be...

The Quiet

Sometimes a person just needs to be bathed in it… drenched and soaked. I close my eyes and hear it all around me… the incessant murmur of the sounds that make up my days. And while those can get truly get loud, it’s the ones in my head that are truly...

Why Being a Peacemaker Means Making Some Noise

17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.18 Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. ~James 3:17-18, NKJV What...

The Quiet

Sometimes a person just needs to be bathed in it… drenched and soaked. I close my eyes and hear it all around me… the incessant murmur of the sounds that make up my days. And while those can get truly get loud, it’s the ones in my head that are truly...

My Hiding Place

You are my hiding place;      you will protect me from trouble      and surround me with songs of deliverance. Psalm 32:7 In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8 *** Linking with Sandy...

A Place to Rest

At the end of it, he did what I sometimes have a hard time doing. He worked, and then he said he would take a rest. It was God who said it. And it was God who did it. He worked for six days and then took a sabbath rest. I guess I can’t imagine God resting. But...

Like a Perfume

Today’s Five Minute Prompt: STILL GO I remember trying to catch the butterfly with my lens. The monarch stopped on the purple cone flower for a long rest… but by the time I had my camera out and ready, and quietly tip-toeing to catch a photo– she had...