Monthly Archives: June 2013

For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. Psalm 84:11

Oftentimes, I take a moment and breathe deeply when I feel overwhelmed, eager, and consumed by the cares of life; especially, the cares that I can not change or control. It is then that I reflect on the operation of the Holy Spirit in my life. Everything that is good and wonderful is a gift from God. Sometimes, I believe that I see the pattern, of how these gifts are obtained. Rarely have I done anything noble, magnificent, or deserving. It is God’s grace through the blood of Jesus Christ that is worthy to be praised. Even in the struggles, when my flesh cringes, I pray my spirit always honors and find refuge in God, that I might be able to stand. I pray that I am not afraid of failure and that my actions will always be pleasing in the sight of God…Praise the Lord! His grace is sufficient.
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And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. Psalm 1:3

When I was a child, I was so afraid of the ocean…I think that my fear arose from misunderstanding a concept in earth science when I was young. I thought that if I lived near a coastline, the ocean would rise up and swallow the land and naturally me along with it. I was determined to moved to the middle of the united states landmass, maybe Colorado, Idaho, Nebraska…somewhere like that…Surely the waters would have a long ways to travel to gobble up those inner states…I can see images and diagrams in my mind of the continental shelf, continental cliff, continental drift…somehow, that the waters covering the earth are just a thin film compared to the thickness of the earth escaped me…The deepness of the water did not trouble me. It was the fact that it covered two thirds of the earth’s surface that caused me problems.

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