26 August 2015

next door

we are in a place
where beauty thrives
in even the driest of seasons

colours both delicate
and brilliant
highlight His glory
pointing to the next open door

I see what you’ve done. Now see what I’ve done. 
I’ve opened a door before you that no one can slam shut. 
You don’t have much strength, I know that; 
you used what you had to keep my Word. 
You didn’t deny me when times were rough.


17 August 2015

at a fork

we have come
once again
to a time of decision
choices swirling

as we seek His direction
and perfect plans
we, like this common bulbul
are taking our rest
right here in the fork
before taking wing

 Thus says the Lord: Stand by the roads and look; 
and ask for the eternal paths, where the good, old way is; 
then walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.


23 July 2015

eyes and ears open

We are in the middle of the first of several visioning trips
as we open our eyes, ears and hearts
to learn what God is asking of us

building new relationships
breaking bread
(or in this case, crocodile)
allowing the Holy Spirit to over-fill us
with the love only He can provide

God is not yet saying yes here
but He also is not saying no

more to come


20 June 2015

I AM still here

I'm here
relaxing in front of our cozy little home
in Zambia
where I rarely have good enough internet access
to connect to you
but you remain
in my heart and mind
and I hope I remain
in your prayers

02 May 2015

bringing forth

In my quiet time yesterday morning, 
the Lord shared the following word with me:

You have been carrying that which I planted within you --
Just as a woman carries a child for nine months 
before bringing it into the world
so too shall it be with you
I called you from your home 
almost nine months ago
your time of birthing is near 
and you will be surprised 
at what We have brought forth
for My glory –
you have been through all the uncertainty 
like morning sickness
the heavy slowness 
the fatigue and wanting to give up –
but I tell you as a warning
the hardest is yet ahead
the pains of labour
but push through, push through
to new life!


21 April 2015

reflected cross

it was a perfect morning
to walk and wander
the nature reserve
heat from the sun 
drifting in a subtle breeze

resting in a bird blind
we savoured songs
sensing nearness
even as they remained hidden
I watched, still 
silent, to see
not wings, but a cross
reflected from random twigs

when eyes are wide
and spirits open
the cross is everywhere

For the story and message of the cross is sheer absurdity and folly
 to those who are perishing and on their way to perdition, 
but to us who are being saved it is the [manifestation of] the power of God. 

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