Let God Rewrite Your Story

 
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God is rewriting my story. My story is his story, really, and one day he will tell it in all of its hidden splendor. I will get to hear his take on my days, his perception on what was going on underneath and behind the scenes. He will share with me the many ways he was working all things together for my good, and it will be marvelous to hear. One day he will tell you your story, too. And it will be glorious. God has been loving me, shielding me, and he has been doing the same for you. Though perhaps we do not see it yet as clearly as we one day will...

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An Irreplaceable Role in a Great Adventure

 
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When I was little girl, I used to love World War II movies. I imagined myself being in them. I dreamed of growing up, keeping my hair long, putting it in braids and then tucking them up under my helmet. I planned to disguise my gender so that I could join in. I sensed that the men in these movies were part of something heroic, valiant and worthy. I longed to be a part of it, too. In the depths of my soul, I longed to be a part of something large and good; something that required all of me; something dangerous and worth dying for.

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When a Sparrow Hits a Window

 
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My boys are in their late teens now, and as such it is as easy to get them to do some chores as it is to coax ketchup from a bottle. Several days ago we badgered them into cleaning the windows.

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How He Sees You

 
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In my anguish and despair, I hit my knees and turn my face to Jesus again and again and again. My cries for help have been agonizing groans laden with self-loathing, accusation, and desperation. And God has met me. In the midst of overwhelming shame. God has drawn me to his heart and spoken to me Truth. He speaks Love and Truth, right in the middle of my pain and the familiar voices screaming my failure. 

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What's Missing

 
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The loss of personality confounds our imitation of Christ. What happens is, our particular brand of church seizes upon one or two of his virtues as the essence of Christ for us to follow. Justice.

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The Artist

 
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Sunlight on water.

Songbirds in a forest.

Desert sands under moonlight.

Vineyards just before harvest.

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A Recovery

 
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God is coming. He has not abandoned us, and he never will. Yes, the pain of life is sometimes too intense to be borne.

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We Are Faced with a Decision That Grows with Urgency

 
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A Civil War Waged Between the New Heart and the Old Nature

 
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Most of Us Have Been Misinterpreting Life

 
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