Friday, February 26, 2016

Made for Walkin'

My shoes from Converse arrived today
I custom designed them thus the red ID tag
I don't often do this but it was a birthday treat so why not?
I like the brand and they're very comfortable
I look forward to trying 'em out.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

No Shadow of Turning

For every silhouette there must be a light source
For every shadow there's a light
I've heard in heaven there's no shadow at all because with Him there's no shadow of change of mind.  His love for us is utterly consistent.  Situations change.  Happiness is based on what happens...His character is flawless beyond all change.  Accepting this if the source of joy and peace that passes all understanding.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Underneath It All

Sometimes discovering what's new we need to scatter remnants of troubled seasons past.  February is not much like spring or fall or even winter this year.  Just what is it you may ask.  We must look beyond the left overs
There lies the foundation of the approaching spring God has in mind.  The past is dead as this carpet of leaves but the faith for tomorrow brings resolution and new life.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Rose Colored Stained Glass Windows

Life is always viewed through filters.  Sometimes it's pain or it's twin anger.  Sometimes it's religion or rebellion.  This reminded me of an old Petra song

Accuracy, truth and honesty are often hard to find especially in social media.  Portrayed lives are often false.  Extremes are everywhere but candid heartfelt expression...not so much.  Valentine's Day approaches so religious post about love or ones proclaiming love for "hubby" (I hate that word) or "wiffy" (not sure that's even a word) or significant other will abound.  The true us seems locked in ice somewhere
Will spring's approach melt the ice so our real selves can be displayed
The dealings of God lately have been working away at my ice exposing the rock of my salvation
It's a blessed spiritual thaw.  The sun/Son still shines in the winter in spite of my winter of soul
He makes me smile when I thought no joy might say He gave me a "faith lift"
Yes, there's suffering but there's a path through the Valley of the Shadow of Death
My love fails...His never does...this is life's most beautiful filter