Blossoms In The Desert

“God takes everyone he loves through a desert. It is his cure for our wandering hearts, restlessly searching for a new Eden… The best gift of the desert is God’s presence… The protective love of the Shepherd gives me courage to face the interior journey.” ― Paul E. Miller, A Praying Life: Connecting with God…

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Stone Walls

~~~ Do you really think I sent you here, Into this desert land; And this is all I have for you, Calamity, grief, and sand? ~~~ I know it seems as you first look There’s nothing here you need, But look again, My wilderness Is fertile ground for seed In fact, this is the place…

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Why This Waste?

  That was my question. “Why this waste?” I looked into my father’s face with the tears flooding down mine. He wanted to give me an answer. (He didn’t have one.) At least not an easy one. Instead he tenderly responded, “…you are not the same person you were before all this began.” (At the…

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The Undoing: Entering Habakkuk’s Vineyard

This is about an undoing. A real fairy tale if you will of a life becoming undone. Webster says undoing means: to cancel, annul, or reverse; to cause ruin. Yep, that’s it. That’s the place. I call it Habakkuk’s Vineyard because of the descriptive narrative in Habakkuk 3:17-18. Though the fig tree may not blossom,…

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Cool Water

  “As the deer pants for water, so I long for you, O God. I thirst for God, the living God…” Psalm 42:1 ~~~~~~~ In a dry and barren space Hungering for a greener place Water brooks fed by spring from mountians high. This choking dust and blowing sand, Sun scorched by searing brand; From up…

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