More than a Friend

I have had the song “More than a Friend” by Jeremy Riddle on my heart. It is a vulnerable song that undoes me. Enjoy just being with Jesus! *** In the quiet of my soulIn the stillness I hear Your voice callAnd I am overwhelmedAnd I am lost for wordsTo describe you Jesus You’re more…

This Is the Day…

“This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Ps. 118:24). The verse above is famous.  I can’t count (even on my fingers and toes) how many times I’ve heard it quoted.  Most of us have heard the popular song as well (complete with echo: “This is the day, This…

Poly-meism

How does a grain of sand outweigh a desert? How does a drop of water flood the world? How does a voice shout down a nation? How does each of us create their own heavens and earth, subject to personal fiat? How can we breathe? How can we be free? How can we live in…

Dancing Without Feet

Many waters, without beginning or end. Without surface. It was only depth. It was only inside, not outside. It was not form, only flow. And it danced without feet, an irradiating urge, worshiping ecstatically in the silent music of self-knowledge. It was alone. But it was not alone. There was itself and Itself and ITSELF,…

This Cross

This cross, this cross I know so well, each wood-grain scar, each bloody dell; each splinter broken from this tree, which once in him, is now in me; each splinter growing like a knife that plunges deep with worship’s life; a sacrifice my life to be, for Him, for Him who died for me.

Comet

My voice takes flight, soaring on my breath, and my very self is caught up, like the tail of a comet, released in a rapture of adoration (my body becoming a ghost as everything fades and we commingle in a place that is not heaven or earth but You).

The More I Come to Know You–Musical Guest Post

Emee O’Reilly is a dear friend and leads worship at our church.  Over the years, the Lord has given her many songs.  Emee’s music has a way of bypassing all my defenses.  There is a quality about it that leaves me completely vulnerable before the Lord.  Today’s post features a song from her album, The Alabaster…

Our Affection for Rubble

“Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, he has rejected you as king” (1 Sam. 15:23).             Israel asked for a king and rejected the Lord as King (1 Sam. 8: 7).  God gave them what they asked for.  Saul embodied their rejection of the Lord as King.  He too (though he denied…

From Christ to the Cat Box

The following is an entry from my journal in 2009. *** This morning, I was lamenting all the things that impinge on my being with God—responsibilities related to family or church, people that need ministry, home or auto maintenance, and 1,000 other things right down to my cat who, when I have a second of…