Fullness

Fullness
For from His fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. John 1:16

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Saturday, May 26, 2012

emptiness

clouds shadow
warmth gives way
all was full, no more

darkness dominate
sadness evident
all was full, no more

rain pours
heart slows
all was full, no more

time shall mend, undone
eyes shall see, unseen

faith will reveal...protect...increase
all is full, once more

Thursday, May 17, 2012

beauty

















Never lose an opportunity of 
seeing anything beautiful, 
for beauty is God's handwriting.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


Sunday, May 13, 2012

happy mother's day!


maybe i will never sleep past 7:00 in the morning
and maybe i will never have time to brush my hair
and maybe i will never be able to eat a full meal without getting up and down a million times.
it's worth it.
maybe it will take me twice as long to do everything
and maybe i will never have a really clean house
and maybe my days of staying out late with friends are over.
it's worth it.
anything i have to give up is worth just that one minute when they look at me and call me, "mom,"
when those little hands grab mine and those big eyes look at me as if i hold the keys to the world.
it's worth it.


Psalm 7

O Lord my God, in You I have taken refuge;
Save me from all those who pursue me,
and deliver me,
Or he will tear my soul like a lion,
Dragging me away, while there is none to deliver.

O Lord my God, if I have done this,
If there is injustice in my hands,
If I have rewarded evil to my friend,
Or have plundered him who without cause was my adversary,
Let the enemy pursue my soul and overtake it;
And let him trample my life down to the ground
And lay my glory in the dust.

Arise, O Lord, in Your anger;
Lift up Yourself against the rage of my adversaries,
And arouse Yourself for me; You have appointed judgment.

Let the assembly of the peoples encompass You,
And over them return on high.
The Lord judges the peoples;
Vindicate me, O Lord, according to my righteousness and my integrity that is in me.
O let the evil of the wicked come to an end, but establish the righteous;
For the righteous God tries the hearts and minds.
My shield is with God,
Who saves the upright in heart.
God is a righteous judge,
And a God who has indignation every day.

If a man does not repent, He will sharpen His sword;
He has bent His bow and made it ready.
He has also prepared for Himself deadly weapons;
He makes His arrows fiery shafts.
Behold, he travails with wickedness,
And he conceives mischief and brings forth falsehood.
He has dug a pit and hollowed it out,
And has fallen into the hole which he made.
His mischief will return upon his own head,
And his violence will descend upon his own pate.

I will give thanks to the Lord according to His righteousness
And will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.


Isaiah 42:1-6

"Look at my servant, whom I strengthen. He is my chosen one, and I am pleased with him. I have put my Spirit upon him. He will reveal justice to the nations. He will be gentle - he will not shout or raise his voice in public. He will not crush those who are weak or quench the smallest hope. He will bring full justice to all who have been wronged. He will not stop until truth and righteousness prevail throughout the earth. Even distant lands beyond the sea will wait for his instruction."

God, the Lord, created the heavens and stretched them out. He created the earth and everything in it. He gives breath and life to everyone in all the world. And it is he who says, "I, the Lord, have called you to demonstrate my righteousness. I will guard and support you, for I have given you to my people as the personal confirmation of my covenant with them. And you will be a light to guide all nations to me..."

Thursday, May 10, 2012

memory


We do not know the true value of our moments until they have undergone the test of memory.  ~Georges Duhamel

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

slumgullion


(noun)
A word is dead
When it is said,
Some say.

I say it just
Begins to live
That day.

~Emily Dickinson 1894

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Psalm 63

O God, You are my God; I shall seek You earnestly;
My soul thirsts for You, my flesh yearns for You,
In a dry and weary land where there is no water.

Thus I have seen You in the sanctuary,
To see Your power and Your glory.
Because Your lovingkindness is better than life,
My lips will praise You.

So I will bless You as long as I live;
I will lift up my hands in Your name.
My soul is satisfied as with marrow and fatness,
And my mouth offers praises with joyful lips.

When I remember You on my bed,
I meditate on You in the night watches,
For You have been my help,
And in the shadow of Your wings I sing for joy.

My soul clings to You;
Your right hand upholds me.

But those who seek my life to destroy it,
Will go into the depths of the earth.
They will be delivered over to the power of the sword;
They will be a prey for foxes.

But the king will rejoice in God;
Everyone who swears by Him will glory,
For the mouth of those who speak lies will be stopped.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

grok

: to understand profoundly and intuitively

(transitive verb)
A word is dead
When it is said,
Some say.

I say it just
Begins to live
That day.

~Emily Dickinson 1894