Our Momentary Troubles (When Life Feels Messy)

IMG00143-20100510-0926

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

James 1:12

I walk the the beach on a cloudy morning, noting the beauty and changes as beach season makes its debut. The sand is combed, less rocks under my feet, and the new lifeguard chairs stand stark awaiting the bustle of Summer days. Morning acknowledges few walking the shoreline, I can walk and talk aloud and look like a crazy person to none but the gulls. For the most part they are too busy to bother themselves with the solo conversationalist infringing on their breakfast buffet. I have a history of seeking Him by the Sea. Not that He won’t meet me anywhere. But here, at the edge of the unknown, water meeting sand, is where we have serious quality time. He presses me with truths, surrounds me with beauty (and tragedy – more on that in a moment), staggers my senses with the work of His hands. The surf tends to be a place God does a reality check with me. He tweaks my perspective. Not that He can’t do it anywhere. But somehow, He and I meet there and I am alive with the mysteries of eternity and wisdom that stretches from the depths of the sea to the expanse of the sky. Just me. And Him. On the sand.

More

Devotional Thoughts for Summer Days (New Series)

IMG_0658

Then followed that beautiful season… Summer….
Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape
Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  More

Summer Devotional Giveaway (RJD Celebration Week!)

WP_20140629_18_45_02_Pro

 

It’s hard to believe that June is almost over and July is about to make it’s annual appearance. Summer is really here. I can hear the sighs. Whether your Summer is relaxed, busy, jam-packed with activities and commitments or leaned back and lazy, I know you could use a sweet word of encouragement and a few breezy mornings when you press pause on L-I-F-E to ponder that which is not fleeting.

An extra copy of one of my very favorite devotional books made it’s way into my hands and I am giving you the chance to enjoy it for yourself! 

More

Disclosure Policy

%d bloggers like this: