Behind the Poem: The Breath of Life
If you have been in the room when a baby was born, you’ve experienced it. Their first breath. What a miracle moment!
Can you imagine being present as all creation caught its first breath, the breath of God.
This is where I wanted to go with this poem, the miracle of creation, the miracle of life.
Can you hear it? The breathing in, the breathing out of all things. 🦢
Behind the Poem: I don’t think there is anything better than Emmanuel – God With Us.
He brings hope, He brings love, He brings joy and He brings peace.
In this piece I wanted us to see the Light piercing the darkness, the gift of Jesus for all who will hold out their hand, their heart and receive him.
Behind the Poem: The Mender
Life can leave us battered, bruised and at times we feel like our life has become a pile of ashes. We can limp our way to The Mender, it is in His Presence where He wipes our tears, binds up our wounds and makes beauty from our ashes. #TheMender # BeautyforAshes
Behind the Poem: Remain
It’s mid-November and I can still see a few leaves clinging to trees, while others have long blown away.
That is what I picture with this poem. The days can become dry, the wind will blow in our lives and storms will come.
All the Lord requires from us is to do what those little leaves are doing. Remain, cling, hang on to Him. It is in that place where we root deep and find our strength. 🌿
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Behind the Poem: The Table
I must say, this in one of my favorites.
It is my remembering place.
The place where I remember Jesus, His body broken, that we may be healed. His innocent blood shed, that we may be forgiven, and set free from our sin that ensnares us.
There is no greater gift, than the One we meet at the Communion Table. ✝️
Behind the Poem He is Near: Some days we can feel the Lord close, other days He feels far, far away.
Oh… how our emotions are fickle.
The truth is – He is Near, rather we ‘feel’ Him or not.
Can we trust that He goes before us, walks behind us and hems us in like a mother bird, hems in her chicks.
He chooses to be near, do we choose to be near to Him? #Psalm139
I love everything about home.
I love coming home at the end of the day and pulling on my cozy clothes.
I love standing in my kitchen preparing a meal.
I love sitting around the table with family and friends, and the conversation that is found there.
And I love this scripture about home.
By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures. Proverbs 24:3-4
It takes wisdom to build a house.
Home is the place where we purpose to understand each other. The safe place where we and our children are established.
It’s where our minds are filled with knowledge of God as our heads bend over our Bibles.
Home is where we can ask hard questions, ponder the things of God, and help one another understand.
The knowledge that we find in a home built by wisdom are like rooms filled with rare and beautiful treasure. 🏡
Behind the Poem – He is Her Peace:
Scripture tells us that God will give us, not just any peace, He gives us His Peace. When things are in chaos, completely out of control all around us, we can walk through it with a peace so great, it is beyond what we and others can comprehend.
Then, as we purpose to allow God’s peace to guard our hearts and minds something happens.
There is a making, a forging within us, and we become peacemakers, those who carry His peace in our lives and bring His peace to lives of others.
Let’s walk in the Power of His Peace today!