My Heart’s Home

Oh, give me a heart with sole solace in You;       Convinced that there’s no other one to pursue. And give me a soul that endures wrenching loss;       Assured of the healing that comes from Your Cross. And help me to rise from my pity and pain;       Releasing the need of assigning the…

Joy vs. Happiness

JOY is BEING God’s possession! Happiness is having possessions. WhittledWord for 4/15/2015

Hyde & Seek

Who’s Hyde-ing behind your Jekyll! Photo by Henry Van der Weyde (1838-1924; London, England) [Public domain], via Wikimedia The Fictional story My WhittledWord for 11/11/2015

Hesitation

REFLECT on the idiom “He who hesitates is lost” wherein I exchange the word “lost” for “bossed.” “One who cannot come to a decision will suffer for it, as in I couldn’t make up my mind, and now the offer has expired—he who hesitates is lost.” Although the idea is undoubtedly older, the present wording…

Amazing Grace!

  Oh Lord, let me surrender to Your promise,        While clinging to the knowledge of Your love. Let me not become a doubting Thomas,       Demanding daily manna from above. Instead, let me revel in both good and bad;       Resisting judging how a thing is so. Resting in the wisdom of my Father,…

How’s That Working Out!

Dear friends, you always followed my instructions when I was with you. And now that I am away, it is even more important. Work hard to show the results of your salvation, obeying God with deep reverence and fear. 13 For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do…

Collusion Confusion

“Jumping to the wrong CONCLUSION” is not right, but the LEFT “Trumping to the wrong COLLUSION” is WRONG!

Perspective

Help me SEE what You SAY before I SAY what I SEE! So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever. 2 Corinthians…

Cinderella’s Ball

The first time I felt the magic of dance was when I partnered with a platonic friend for the last waltz of the evening. Raised with a “no dancing allowed” religious restriction marked this as a milestone! You filled aroma’s room, Like roses blush in bloom. I sidled to your side, With heart, that could…

Whittled Words

My Poem that became the basis for my writing! Whittled words, fitly fashioned;        Hesitant but impassioned. Breath of God, humble desire;       Touch these words with holy fire. In 1998, while navigating a challenging life event, I crafted this poem that now serves as a poignant reminder, guideline, and overarching description of my writing:…

Diplomacy Deficit

The phrase “I have a diplomacy deficit!” was conceived in 2007 as my diplomatic description of my not so secret struggle with “foot and mouth” disease! “Open mouth, insert foot!” I am seldom guilty of saying too little, and much more prone to say too much. So I have a diplomacy deficit! How about you?…

Ready Writer

My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer… Psalm 45:1 King James Version Lord, when I languish in laziness, let me leap toward liveliness. Let me not rest in reason, but wrestle for righteousness. Give…

Can I trust Him?

Can I trust when I don’t see my way?       Can I trust Him if just for today? Can I set all my “learning” aside;      While believing, He surely will guide? It is good that my mind will craft plans;      That will surely keep busy my hands. For it’s He Who my steps…

Butterfly Wishes

Was it better walled in comfort’s womb?       Wrapped so warmly there, a hopeful tomb? Waiting, workless, fed by unseen hands,       Placed so timely by the Master’s plans. Moses’ desert bush by flaming words,       Set his heart aglow, for he had heard. Jacob’s wrestling angel in his night,       Timely set his soul…

Wise Up!

I’m finally smart enough to know just how stupid I can be! Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall. Proverbs 16:18 NKJV Authored 12/22/2011

The “Who” vs. the “Do”

I’m a Human Being, not a Human Doing! “Look what I did; see my work!”        Pride, though present, doubts still lurk. “You can do it,” many said.        “Just step out; just go ahead.” “I can’t do it, it won’t be.”        Used to be my doubter’s plea. Still, inside, my deep desire,       …

True Perspective

Truth Learned INFORMS; Truth Lived TRANSFORMS. But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves. James 1:22, NASB Authored 2015

The Package vs. the Person

One indicator of spiritual/emotional maturity is that more satisfaction results from understanding than in being understood. It is revealing that admiration of features (appearance, gifts, talents or performance) merely indicates an acknowledgment and appreciation of them, not a love for that person. Facets are the authentic expression of one’s person (humor, empathy, loyalty, and temperament)….

The Revealing, Healing God

Thursday night at a weekly singles meeting, I went up to receive communion, anointing with oil and prayer. I hobbled into the meeting with severe pain in my right hip area. I had suddenly developed what I believe to have been severe tendonitis in the right hip the day before. The reason I concluded that…

Fragrant Flower

A woman, like a flower awakes with morning sun. Her smile will shine each hour until the work is done. But when she is offended, by chance or by design; Her world is then upended she offers no more wine. So here is my wise insight: Embrace these words of mine. Imbue your words with light and…