toxic concoction.

I got cocky. I thought I could logically justify my faith in God. You'll find some Christians who'll tell you they can do it. not me. not anymore. When someone told me my faith was illogical, irrational and unreasonable, I bristled. Or should I say, my ego bristled? I challenged them to prove it. They … Continue reading toxic concoction.

lessons from the book of Job: you can say anything to God

"One bold message in the Book of Job is that you can say anything to God. Throw at him your grief, your anger, your doubt, your bitterness, your betrayal, your disappointment— he can absorb them all. As often as not, spiritual giants of the Bible are shown contending with God. They prefer to go away … Continue reading lessons from the book of Job: you can say anything to God

therefore I quote: overcome? or on the wrong tract?

I read, therefore I quote: “It is hard, when difficulties arise to know whether one is meant to overcome them or whether they are signs that one is on the wrong tract. I suppose the deeper one’s own life of prayer and sacraments the more trustworthy one’s judgment will be.” Yours, Jack by C.S. Lewis … Continue reading therefore I quote: overcome? or on the wrong tract?

four minutes with God: in the dark, surrounded by trees.

a Quote: "A friend of mine is a singer. From time to time she goes to record vocal tracks at a studio here in town. One evening she went and she was in a different room than she had ever been in before. In a studio, there is always some form of sound absorbing material, … Continue reading four minutes with God: in the dark, surrounded by trees.

the dark night.

and no. I'm not talking about Holy DARK KNIGHT, Batman. I had never even heard about the dark night until I started reading about finding joy and delight in God, spiritual dryness, spiritual darkness and the silence of God. I first stumbled upon the term while reading "Prayer" by Philip Yancey. He said: "I take … Continue reading the dark night.

two steps forward. one step back.

If you read my last post, "growing pains" you know I've been having trouble seeing God's hand in my life over the last few months. God has been silent. When I first became aware of the silence, I immediately assumed sin was separating me from God. I confessed all the sin I could identify. I … Continue reading two steps forward. one step back.

four minutes with God: 2 Chronicles 5:13-14

a Quote: "...what I testify to is the power of visual art, and especially music...They have the potential to awaken the mind and heart to aspects of God's glory that were not perceived before. Paintings or photographs of mountains and streams can call forth a sense of wonder and peace. If we are willing to … Continue reading four minutes with God: 2 Chronicles 5:13-14

I want me to want You.

yes. I did just sing that to the tune of a Cheap Trick song. But I'm talking to God: Lord, I want to wake up every morning aware of an innate desire for intimacy with YOU. I want to delight in YOU. but I don't. I call myself a Christian. but I can't remember ever, … Continue reading I want me to want You.

four minutes with God: Hebrews 4:15-16

a Quote: "...how did the early Christians pray for joy? First, we may assume that they prayed the prayers of the only Bible that they had, namely, the Old Testament. Thus they would have prayed: "Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days" (Ps. … Continue reading four minutes with God: Hebrews 4:15-16

Holy Veruca Salt, Batman.

If you've been following along for the last week, you're probably wondering what the heck is wrong with me. yeah. me too. My husband and a friend have both referred to it as me being "refined by fire." I should probably be happy about this. I'm sure one day I will be. Meanwhile. You may … Continue reading Holy Veruca Salt, Batman.