“I’m so sorry for your loss” has become such a common phrase in the past year. I use it so much that my phone automatically suggests that whenever I type, I'm. The past year has been a year of loss a loss of normalcy, a loss of family, a loss of friends, the loss of relationships, and I could go on. It is heartbreaking it seems like we've lost all normalcy and all hope in this past year.
This week I was listening to Third Day’s Farewell CD. Yes, I know I am old school and still listen to CDs. God of Wonders is one my favorite of their songs. As always I am struck by the majesty of God and humbled that he would even care to be involved in my life.
Our house in Florida had several gigantic pine trees in the backyard. Those majestic trees were easily close to 100 feet tall. That is pretty big for a couple of Texas kids who think a big tree is anything bigger than the house. During storms the wind would whip those gigantic pine trees around. Tree … Continue reading Trees
One of the themes of Advent is Joy. Joy is often confused with happiness. Happiness is a feeling based on a state or condition of well being. Being happy is a good thing. It is temporary and can change as often as the direction of the wind in Central Texas.
The Inktober theme for this post is ash. I immediately thought of Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday is the Beginning of Lent and 40 days before Easter. It is a time for reflection and preparation. All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust all return. Ecclesiastes 3:20 NIV
The one of one of our trees yesterday. The second picture I took today. It is amazing the amount of growth that happened in one day. Life is like my tree. There are times when things seem hopeless, overwhelming and dark. In the midst of whatever struggle life throws at you it is easy to … Continue reading One Day
Today is the beginning is of Advent. Advent is a time for us to prepare for Christmas. It isn't about shopping, baking, decorations or even preparing for the annual Christmas concert, play or cantata. Advent is about what God did for us. It is about God's Radical demonstration of love. 16 For God so loved the … Continue reading Advent: Hope