"I hold on to You for dear life, and you hold me steady as a post..." Psalm 63

Monday, March 26, 2012

Grace upon Grace...

"The discipline of thanks only comes with practice. When we practice giving thanks, we practice the presence of God, stay present to His presence, and it is always a practice of the eyes.

We don’t have to change what we see. Only the way we see.” 
{1000 Gifts}

It's well into the morning and by all accounts, 
I should be dressed and accomplishing something tangible...
but I'm here in my pajamas
wrapped in my favorite blanket
coffee in hand
sun streaming in on me

I've come to regroup, 
to start the week out right...
before me lay The Word
and beside me...and all around,
is Him.

In the deep places of my heart, 
where doubts fester 
and longing lays quiet
I open up access and present them as a morning sacrifice...

Who am I to wonder the thoughts and ways of the Mysterious One?
Who am I to dwell on things that have no audible answers?

He beckons and calls today, like every day...
some days I imagine He is disappointed-
 my rejection
my busyness
my choices

Today, Mercies are new 
and I am here....

The only sound in the house is 
the fury of the wind outside-
the stirring of the neighbor's chimes
Outside, birds feast on the feeder

In the stillness of this moment,
I am thankful...

I am thankful for eyes to see beyond this place
and I am reminded to keep looking and seeing 
and counting my blessings continually...

"Out of his fullness we have all received 
Grace, in place of Grace already given." 
John 1:16

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Bon Voyage...

This time tomorrow we will have landed in Puerto Rico and checked into our hotel...
We will have changed into our shorts and flip flops
and be settling in for our last night of rest on land...

With all of the crazy news in the media lately you'd think we'd all be scared to death to climb aboard a cruise ship....but we're not.  
You could pretty much take me anywhere right now and I'd be happy..
I'm so ready for a break from life. 

Life is good
vacations are better.

I'm pretty sure that sounded corny...
 I just remembered that I took Nyquil and it's kicking in and 
making me sound all stupid and loopy. 

So I'll spare you any more confusion and just sign off now.

We're going sailing..
and we might not come back.
 BON VOYAGE, Lancaster! 

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