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, Dad;
      Trusting that He’s truly working here below.
For it’s not in grasping every twist and turn,
      That is key to moving out ahead;
But the stepping out in which we learn;
      That’s the way of faith He’s promised we’ll be led.

WhittledWord for 2/25/2015; edited 3/6/2018

Amazing Grace!

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 4:18, New Living Translation (NLT)


Random Quotes

God never flatters Believers.

Love is an action, not inaction.
Display it don’t just say it.

We’re looking for serenity; God is looking for surrender!

What we need is PURE pressure; not PEER pressure!

When you make anything or anyone everything,
it or they become the only thing, and that is idolatry.

MAN may contribute to global warming,
but GOD is in charge of global storming!

God: “You can share My story but not My glory!”

Sometimes a word is worth ten-thousand pictures!

I need a Reality Renovation.

Wrestling to Rest

Be Still My Head!

I need an Attitude of Latitude.

I’m in Bewilderedness!

Chewing the crud

Age is just a state of mind if you don’t mind its state.

Malappropriate: An appropriately inappropriate word

My desire to write must be motivated by right desire.

Winds & Whims of circumstance


We are called to be FAITHFUL, not FAULTLESS!

Insinuendo = insinuate + innuendo

Your Christian life: Parrot or paraphrase?

I think I’m Brain deaf!

I wasn’t taught it but I bought it.

Brothel of Bondage

Marionettes & Minions of Misery

Prophets of Poverty

Road of Resentment

Glasses of Gloom

The father of LIES is the father of FAILURE.
The Father of LIFE is the father of a FUTURE!

God desires to FILL us in order to FULFILL us!

Perspiration is the catalyst for inspiration.

It takes two to untangle.

Jesus is our Rock between a hard place.

When praying, don’t put all your begs in one ask-it!

Pray non-stop, but also stop and pray.

The Holy Spirit is our GPS (God Positioning Spirit).

The qualm before the storm…

Enmeshment: Cursed be the ties that bind!

Biblilogical: Biblically sound, sensibly applied theology

How do cattle do math? With a cowculator!

How do you best guard a heart of gold? Goldilocks!

Advice to doctors who need surgery? Suture self.

Need vs. Want

Lord, help me see what I need before I need what I see!

For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. 1 John 2:16, New Living Translation (NLT)

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 once again she’ll shine.

(edited 3/6/2018)