From January, 2014

Ocean wave

“What portion of the wave of God’s presence resonates w/ you most? Is it the building momentum, the evidence of it’s power in frothy glory or it’s subdued wash ashore resting from the sea?”  A hymn’s lyrics were sent to me by Kathie a local artist and friend, when she responded to the above question. Oh the deep, deep love of Jesus, vast, unmeasured, boundless, free….Rolling like a might ocean, in it’s fullness over me.  Creation has a loud sound ringing out “God-Made” not man-made. Hymns are composed and by men set forth to show the greatness of our God.…

Sunday, I’ll tell her

  Fast me the moments of fast beating hearts full of spirits and wine so I can recover the truth we’ve buried in youth and warm the cold parts of the night   Open my muddled mind to see You, a love worth something like a life- Jesus fill these dank lungs with crisp clean air  so I can breathe I’m not sure I can stomach much more of our want and our greed   In such a condition we give  no thought if we’ll bleed  no thought to stop us  no thought to heed    Jesus she’s a daughter who…

Refocus

God, come close. Come quickly! Open your ears—it’s my voice you’re hearing! Treat my prayer as sweet incense rising; my raised hands are my evening prayers. (Psalm 141:1, 2 MSG) The Northwest mountains need more snow coverage and with snowfall rising and rain coming it seems as if the winter’s level of playability just crashed.…

5 ways to prepare for life’s storms

 We hunger most to hear from God when everything in life is chaos.  The storm will call us to attention like no other.  Often it’s a simple cry, “oh God just tell me what to do.” At God’s command amazing things happen, wonderful things that we can’t understand. He commands snow to fall on the…

In This Life

The window of daylight each winter is short.  We must make the most of shorter days. Yesterday to fully experience the wonder of snow we took off to our favorite northwest mountain lake.  This is the place where Jonah was baptized this last summer, and I often held gatherings for God, guitar, and song.  The snow was falling in such a light and magical way.  I looked at the simplicity of life.  My children, three brothers and one sister, at an age like Lucy and Edmond in Narnia are beautiful, young, and free.  There I stood knowing that the world…