Friday, March 26, 2010
The hands of one of my best friends and faithful prayer partner Diana. We have spent the last few years praying together on Fridays. The ritual started at our favorite coffee shop, Morning Times. It holds a special place in my heart. Bagels and butter, praying, staring at those brick walls and coffee. This picture is very significant for me.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,d neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. "
Monday, March 22, 2010
This reminds me of a sermon I once heard from
a pastor in Mexico that compared plant development to waiting for things in life. He
reminded us that each part of a plant's development is important. Each stage builds on the last and to rush a part of plant development leads to an unhealthy flower. It takes awhile to see a plant germinate. You just have to wait for it. The action is underground. Just wait. He makes things beautiful in his time.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
"The grass withers, the flowers fades, but the word of our God stands forever."
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
This photo of a colorful door taken in Antigua, Guatemala reminds me of two truths.
1. Jesus stands at the door knocking wooing us into relationship with him. We choose to open the door or not.
"Behold, I stand at the door and knock....." Revelation 3:20
2. Doors represent direction. Choices. The decision making process that can stress us out, however, God provides wisdom for our next steps as we continue to walk with him.
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight."
Saturday, March 6, 2010
14"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 15Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven."
Friday, March 5, 2010
"...in his word I put my hope."
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
One of the most interesting people I know inspired the title for this photo. My friend, Laura, (who is full of life, reads children books and has a heart for the contra dance)shared a spiritual nugget with me. She said that God was cleaning her, similiar to using water to wash her heart. It reminded me of the verse, "...having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water." Hebrews 10:22
He is the one who makes us clean.