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Jan 17 2012

The Extraordinary Ordinary

Published by under Poetry,Thoughts

O God, renew us in Thy love today; For our tomorrow we have not a care; Who blessed our yesterday Will meet us there. But our today is all athirst for Thee, Come in the stillness, O Thou heavenly Dew; Come Thou to us– to me– Revive, renew. ~Amy Carmichael~ Life is a-bustle with the […]

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Sep 22 2011

Songs in the Night

Published by under Faith,Poetry

“I have been through the valley of weeping, The valley of sorrow and pain; But the ‘God of all comfort’ was with me, At hand to uphold and sustain. “As the earth needs the clouds and sunshine, Our souls need both sorrow and joy; So He places us oft in the furnace, The dross from […]

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May 13 2011

Maybe Baby

Published by under Motherhood,Poetry

Since I don’t have the “normal” luxury of saying things like, “we’re having a baby” or “my due date is xxx” or “Gabriel is going to be a big brother again,” there are a lot of “maybe“s and “if“s and “we’ll see“s in my conversations these days. This reminded me of a poem I wrote […]

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Mar 08 2011

Why, Lord? You Know.

Published by under Poetry

I wanted to sharing a little something that made me cry in understanding from yesterday’s entry in my daily reading of Streams In The Desert: Why must I weep while others sing? To test the deeps of suffering. Why must I work while others rest? To spend my days at God’s request. Why must I […]

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Jan 31 2011

Whate’er Betide Thee…

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If thou but suffer God to guide thee And hope in Him through all thy ways, He’ll give thee strength, whate’er betide thee, And bear thee through the evil days. Who trusts in God’s unchanging love Builds on the Rock that naught can move. What can these anxious cares avail thee, These never-ceasing moans and […]

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Dec 31 2010

On the Seventh Day of Christmas

Published by under Poetry

O Christmas, merry Christmas, Is it really come again, With its memories and greetings, With its joy and with its pain! There’s a minor in the carol And a shadow in the light, And a spray of cypress twining With the holly wreath tonight. And the hush is never broken By laughter light and and […]

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Oct 07 2010

Thy work alone, O Christ

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Not what my hands have done can save my guilty soul; Not what my toiling flesh has borne can make my spirit whole. Not what I feel or do can give me peace with God; Not all my prayers and sighs and tears can bear my awful load. Your voice alone, O Lord, can speak […]

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Sep 30 2010

Fall Day

Published by under Life,Poetry,Recipes

Instead of giving in to the hard morning I’m having, I am flipping over my calendar page a day early, and trying to embrace October instead of sticking my tongue out at it. So I’m lighting a seasonal candle, baking pumpkin cookies, and reading a Keates poem on fall. Later Gabriel and I will go […]

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Sep 20 2010

Leaning Hard

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Child of My love, lean hard And let Me feel the pressure of thy care; I know thy burden, child. I shaped it; Posed it in Mine Own hand; made no proportion In its weight to thine unaided strength, For even as I laid it on, I said, “I shall be near, and while she […]

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Jul 21 2010

from “Streams In The Desert”

Published by under Faith,Poetry

When is the time to trust? Is it when all is calm, When waves the victor’s palm, And life is one glad psalm Of joy and praise? Nay! but the time to trust Is when the waves beat high, When storm clouds fill the sky, And prayer is one long cry, O help and save! […]

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