Who is this coming up from the wilderness, leaning on her beloved? Song of Songs 8:5 My peace I give in the winding wilderness, where heart and mind are overwhelmed. Worry not nor fret, my daughter. Lean hard on Me and trust and rest. My love I … Continue reading
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I’ve always appreciated the honesty of Thomas. It mattered not when he heard the reports of others who had seen Jesus face to face the morning he rose from the grave. This doubting disciple wanted proof. He declared he would not believe unless he could see the nail … Continue reading
We don’t have to leave our home these days
for the world’s bad news to come crashing
down upon us. Too much information crowds
our souls as we search the internet, scan the
news and browse Facebook. Sometimes we
just need to stop . . . pull back . . . and take a
break from the world.
The best way I know of getting away from it all is to get up early and watch a new day dawn. Now
with the changing of seasons, I love to take a walk and embrace the beauty of springtime. Signs
of new growth surround me and soon I’m down on my knees digging in the soil . . . pulling weeds . . .
transplanting old plants . . .adding new ones.
In the same way, Spring can ring eternal in our hearts when we take time to walk through the
Word of God and embrace the promises found there. The eternal truths written down for us never
lose their power to renew and refresh our minds. Give comfort when we grieve a loss…and cause
new hope to arise in our hearts during times of stormy trials and winds of adversity.
There’s a hope rooted
down deep . . .
Deep in the soil of God’s love.
Winds of adversity
tests it . . .
Stormy trials try
to possess it . . .
But hope is rooted,
rooted down deep
in the soil of
There’s a hope springing up
with shoots of
Nothing can stop it—
Evil can’t thwart it.
softened by Spring’s rain.
Eternal hope . . .
Anchor of my soul,
born again. (John 3:3-17)
Eternal Seed implanted . . .
catch the wind of the Spirit.
New life . . .
Awaken winter’s dead.
Heavenly showers fall—
rain flowers upon my soul.
This hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out
within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. Romans 5:5