My Dependence on His Tenacity

The more I grow in loving and knowing Jesus, the more I see how utterly dependent I am upon His upholding of my heart.  I cannot keep my own heart alive. Every point of progress and each forward movement is … Read more

Altogether Lovely

His beauty stretches a spectrum So vastly beyond the eye’s perception Involving extremes so rarely embraced in entirety. His loveliness spans heights and depths Excessively above the minds comprehension A distance so wideranging Making rare the heart that adores Him … Read more

Beholder of the Seeds

Sometimes, when the Lord speaks, we find ourselves thrown off by His words, taken aback at His forthrightness, and we are unable to reconcile His piercing words which incite trembling with the many kind words He’s spoken at other times … Read more

Meeting the Eyes of Tenacious Kindness

He came to me with those eyes again, and they pierced right through me. He came and shined His light on those subtle and even sometimes hidden fears and accusations that arise in times of weakness and become a shielding … Read more

The Great Exchange

There’s a joy in the eyes of the One who calls us to carry a cross. Here stands before us the Man so poor and without splendor that though He was the Word from everlasting, He went unrecognized among men. … Read more

Trading Our Pain for Eternal Fellowship

Every heart knows pain, the inescapable culprit that reminds us of our broken, desperate state, and leaves us injured and in need of healing. The question is not if we will know pain, but rather, what will we do when … Read more

Love Stirred by an Aspen Tree

While in the heights of the Colorado mountains last week, I wrote… It was the smallest little aspen tree that just rebuked me, and took my heart by surprise by its soft scolding. As I watched it avail itself to … Read more