“Uncle,” from my book, “God Is Not A Stuffed Shirt”

Oh P a Pa,

I saw worlds within worlds today,

as I sat and watched your rippling sea

that seems to spill over the horizon.

Above floated white clouds,

mimicking the pattern of the rolling waves

that spilled against the shore with fingers of white;

crawling and hissing onto the sand.

Oh, the sand, gazillions of teeny tiny everything!

Soft – made for bare feet;

soggy, for sucking toes into the quicksand!

Oh, to walk along the sand

with the tingling cold Spring sea

trying to catch me as I ran backward,

giggling with little girl laughter!

It’s time to take your shoes off –

they don’t belong on the wet and sandy seashore!

PaPa; which is stronger,

the ocean or the mountains?

I think the ocean is,

because it can write its name on a cliff side,

and swallow an island;

while the mountain trips on its boulders

and slides into the river and feeds the sea.

Yes, my guess would be that

if the ocean and a mountain arm wrestled,

the ocean would win –

though it would probably take

a long, long time for the mountain to say, “uncle!”

But, PaPa, your gentle, loving Spirit

is stronger than them both, and,

with one word, you can still the sea like glass

and crumple a mountain into a meadow.

Well, as strong as the mountains and the sea are,

I will only say, “uncle” to You!!!!

 

Insignificant – Never!!

I saw a Christian program last night and a young pastor was sharing a section of a book that he had written. The section he shared was about the millions and billions of stars, planets, galaxies and the inconceivable vastness of even just the visible universe. He showed some pictures depicting our galaxy and I was in awe! He used all of that beauty to make a point that, no matter how painful or annoying our problems are, they are tiny in the grand scheme of things. Continue reading “Insignificant – Never!!”

Jesus Is The Only Way To Salvation – Repost

Originally posted on October 11, 2012

Salvation, or, being “saved” does not happen simply because you go to church, or read the Bible, or even pray. Believing in God does not mean that your salvation is a done deal either.

In John 14:6 Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” A loving, personal and intimate relationship with Jesus is essential in order to ensure your place in heaven, with God, for eternity. Continue reading “Jesus Is The Only Way To Salvation – Repost”

Politics And Prayer – Repost

Originally posted on January 12, 2012.

In my last blog post, I mentioned election madness and suggested that the only way we can expect sanity in our government is to allow God’s government to permeate ours. I truly believe that – but what does that really mean and how can “I” possibly do that? Most of us believe that anything labelled “supernatural” is some kind of spooky fiction; good or bad. But prayer is simply a supernatural request for some kind of supernatural answer. One of the main elements of prayer is faith – calling forth something unseen, as though it already exists. Continue reading “Politics And Prayer – Repost”

YOU ARE LOVED

Originally published on March 21, 2012

QUOTE, BY JOYCE MEYER: “Don’t spend your life trying to please God so that He will love you or bless you more. God is love. He loves you unconditionally before you ever pay any attention to Him at all.”

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience… Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love which binds them all together in perfect unity.” – Colossians 3:12-14

SPIRITUAL BEAUTY

I’ve written a few pieces on beauty and our misconceptions about it. I do this now and then because in our society, much emphasis is placed on how a person should look, and it almost always uses “perfect” women as an example – perfect shiny hair with no split ends, perfect symmetrical features, flawless skin, perfect white teeth, and don’t forget the perfect figure, and the perfect clothes! I’m generalizing and exaggerating, of course, but I’m not too far off the mark. Continue reading “SPIRITUAL BEAUTY”