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Daddy's home

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(Daddy's home!)  I welcome rain. Great, groaning tree bats window pane And lightning out there sparking wild Can't light a fear within this child. Hushed quiet now; that moon outshines illuminates on profile line. A face invites with wide-eyed sight As glowing beam breaks up the night Growing shadows on my bedroom wall Won't steal one wink, no not at all Nor creaking all about the room No thief or monster be assumed. Ears peaking up while floorboards groan Can't be all bad when Daddy's home.


You can put God in a box (but he won't stay there)

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Sometimes (a lot of times?), I worry.


I tell God how things don't add up.  I tell him how I can't see past the nose on my face, and how I don't know how life is going to work out.

And he listens to me.


We have a long history, me and God.  He was there in the beginning carefully knitting the delicate parts of me before I was born.  He joyfully watched my first breath, and all the ones that followed after.  Before I could even hear his voice, he was singing his love song over me.  I'm only just beginning to understand the depths of his adoration.

But I am finite, and he is infinite.  I'm a slow learner, and he is a patient God.  There is so much I don't understand, yet he FULLY understands me.  He touches my flaws with a gentle hand and says, ''Let me help you with that."  When I tire of the struggle, when I see that all of my effort is getting me nowhere, I take that hand.  I'm learning to do that sooner.



We decide to take a trip to Nicaragua. …