May 22, 2014

Leavenworth, KS

"Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.  So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands"  Psalm 63:3-4

my car didn't break down today.  my cold wasn't miserable today.  we didn't get lost.  i spent the whole day with my best friend.  we talked theology, blessings, struggles, jokes, and embarrassing anecdotes.  the temperature was perfect.  we're staying at a wonderful new/old friend's house.  we drank tea.  we reconnected. we laughed. we relaxed.

In other words?  Life is good.  But you know what?  God's steadfast love -- his mercy -- is better than life.  This life I lead and the life that keeps me breathing is just nothing compared to God's mercy and love. 

 That's pretty great.

It's time to praise HIM.

May 12, 2014

only human

God, this human needs you.
I need you.
I'll stop my raging.  Remind me who you are.

"be still, and know that I am GOD.  i will be exalted among the nations, i will be exalted in the earth!"       Psalm 46:10