Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Like A Little Child

I intended to blog at least once a week during lent.  I have been reading through the Gospels and writing "blog" next to "deep thoughts" I come across but they haven't all made it to the blog.  Today I did something I have done before.. so simple..  but I am not sure that I have ever written it down.

From Mark 10:15

I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.  

So I just started dashing down the traits of a little child... (well a typical little child anyway..)

Full Acceptance

                     No Questions

         Follow Their Parents Lead 



         Laugh during the process

Cry during the process

                           Make Mistakes

         Accept Forgiveness

These are just a few.  I know.. it's all been said before it struck me harder this time around.

Friday, February 15, 2013


I have some posts in my mind but I caught this song from a contestant on American Idol.   She is amazing.  The song, written and sung by Angela Miller,  is about baggage.. something that Jesus set us free from the day he died on the cross.   I can't stop listening.  What a gift God has given her.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Be Still...Lenten Reflections

As I type this.. It is suppose to be 'me time.'  Or me and God time..  Every night kid plays computer.  It started as a reward but has ended up as a "10 minutes to Wapner" thing.  But that's another post.  And he's playing his game and even THAT is bringing a meltdown.  

Dear Lord, 

        How do I rise above this?  

What's that you say??  


       What song Lord?  

Oh thank you Jesus.  

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

In Quietness and Rest is Your Salvation

This verse came to mind as I sat down to write my first Lenten post of the year..  In quietness and rest is your salvation.  I actual verse is...

Isaiah 30:15
This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel says:
"In repentance and rest is your salvation,
in quietness and trust is your strength,
but you would have none of it."

Oh how I want to have it.  I seek it.  I feel on some days that it is a game of hide and seek.  The 30th chapter of Isaiah is about those that run from God and what happens when they do.  May it not be so.  May I desperately seek Him.  May He find me... and save me from myself. And He does.  

Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you;
    he rises to show you compassion.
For the Lord is a God of justice.
    Blessed are all who wait for him! Isaiah 30:18

Andrew and I are doing a Lenten devotional.  Today's reading was from Genesis.  Why did Adam and Eve hide?  The chapter says Adam was afraid.  Perhaps he also was embarased and ashamed knowing his wrongs.  The difference between the garden and now is that we have someone who took the place of that wrong and EVERY wrong that followed it.  May we truly understand that love.. that our hearts may turn back to the ONE that created us.

May we spend these 40 days in repentance, rest, quietness and trust...

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