A Thunderous Voice

The bible tells us that God speaks in a still, small voice.  But sometimes when I enter a still, small state, His voice shouts and thunders:  How can my people be so blind?  How can you be so deaf?  Open your eyes!  Open your ears!  My glory is all around you and you ignore it.Continue reading “A Thunderous Voice”

Detour Ahead

Detour Ahead It happens when we least expect it. We’re traveling down the highway, making great time, knowing we’ll reach our destination on time. And then, out of nowhere, we see it: the bright orange sign. It has two simple words printed on it, “Detour ahead.” Before we know it, we’re off the highway, travelingContinue reading “Detour Ahead”

Ordinary Beauty

Today, heeding the words of Robert Frost, I took “the road less travelled.” As I walked the familiar gravel path, I noticed a trail to my left, and it beckoned. Venturing off the six-foot-wide, highly travelled walkway, I stepped through the trees onto the sandy dirt trail. Just wide enough for one, it wandered throughContinue reading “Ordinary Beauty”

The Dung Beetle

As I walked the nature trails today, I saw some movement out of the corner of my eye. When I stopped and examined more closely, I saw a black beetle pushing a brown ball more than twice its size. I had heard about dung beetles, but had never seen one in person before. (Yes, thereContinue reading “The Dung Beetle”

The Physician’s Advice

Recently, I had an MRI.  As I lay inside the narrow cylinder, the machine whirred, clanked and peered deep inside my body.  It didn’t care how I appeared on the outside, only on the inside.   After the doctor reads the MRI, he will decide on an appropriate course of action to make me whole again. Continue reading “The Physician’s Advice”

A Work of Art

Many admire the beauty of glass, its colors sparkling with the sun’s light.  Stepping stones decorate gardens, the glass embedded in the stones. Stained-glass windows in churches inspire awe and reverence.  Anyone who works with glass knows the process of creating these works of art.  After deciding on a pattern, the craftsman scores and breaksContinue reading “A Work of Art”

Our God Restores

Our God Restores “Make me hear joy and gladness, that the bones You have broken may rejoice.” Psalm 51:8 My heart breaks for our country. It’s broken, divided along political lines, along racial lines. Angry hearts, pointing fingers, violence and divisiveness separate us. Broken bones. Broken hearts. God of restoration, heal our land, knit togetherContinue reading “Our God Restores”