Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Passing on the Word

The Bible is not a reading book.
     It is an action book.
If we do not act,
      then we relegate God to the history books.
How are the children to know if they do not see?
How are the children to do if they do not hear?
If we are quiet, God will speak,
     but who will know to listen?

Honor God's Glory
  in learning,
     in doing,
        in teaching,
  in living,
     in loving.
In all that you do, reflect God.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Here I am. Where are you God? - a poem

Here I am balancing numbers . . .
            Is God in these figures?

The phone rings, customers seek for a savior
            To stop the water from leaking in their house,
            To make their drains flow,
            Or to turn the heat back on.
            I try to schedule their solution?

Writing checks, paying bills, moving paperwork back & forth.
            Where?  Where is God in this?

Printing, stamping, filing
          God.  God, do you hear me? Do you know I’m here?

E-mail, Schedule, snail mail

He slumps in his chair, “I don’t know how to deal with this?”
            The caller says, “My husband just died. He used to do all this stuff.”
                        My email pings back, “Thank you.  I appreciate your prayers for my mother.”

Thank you, God, for giving me the opportunity to serve you simply and for allowing me to recognize the benefits of unassuming service.


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Publishing your Devotional Writing

   I got the mail yesterday and what was inside but several copies of the Upper Room Devotional Guide.  Why did I get such a packet? because they published one of my meditations : )  October 16th is my day.  I am very excited.  It is always a rush to see your name in print.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

"My whole lifetime is but a moment to You."  
                                                                                               --- Psalm 39

Don't look at life as a whole but as a compilation of moments.  Each day is a chance. Each moment an option. The summary of the whole comes after we are gone and others are looking back. For us each moment brings another chance to breathe in God's wonder or turn our backs.  What are you choosing right now?