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Little birds

There was a little bird outside my window today. He was sitting on the back of a chair, hesitating . . .

Lately during my quiet times early in the morning, I have the sense that I have company . . . noisy, little company. There seems to be a lot of commotion outside by the vent from the stove, which is across from my chair in the living room. I thought about how the last few mornings, I have seen several little birds flocking around there, close to the kitchen window. Surely they can't be flying in that opening - there is supposed to be a protective screen on it. So the other night when I was outside, I went to see if there was any way they could be getting through the protective screen. Sure enough there was a small hole . . . and the thought came to me: that's NOT a safe place to rest, that's NOT a safe place to make a home, that's NOT a safe place to camp out.

The Holy Spirit quickened within me . . . "And how often do you find yourself making a home, camping ou…

New jogging shoes

So I got a pair of new jogging shoes . . . and here comes the blister - inevitable it seems. A hot spot had developed . . . a friction point caused by intense rubbing on my skin. The back of my foot was NOT liking the way this new shoe fit. I know that eventually my foot and the shoe will work well together and we'll travel many happy miles. But for now, the top layer of skin begins to separate from the one below it and fluid filled the space to help protect the injured area. OUCH! Yet, I couldn't keep wearing the old shoes - they were worn out - if I want to keep going down the path and/or keep exercising my muscles, it's time for new ones - time for a new mode of transportation . . .

"That's it!" I feel like shouting the way Lucy does in Charlie Brown's Christmas when Schroeder finally play Jingle Bells the way she had envisioned . . . but that IS it: My Lord Jesus has called me to keep walking the path with Him . . . and I don't want to stop walkin…

Don't Touch the Crown - It's all I Have!

The life of Esther . . . oh the volumes it speaks in 10 short chapters . . . rich with lessons ... the unspoken speaks volumes . . . and then there is the most memorable verse part "If you keep quiet at a time like this, deliverance and relief for the Jews will arise from some other place, but you and your relatives will die. Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just such a time as this?” And all she can think is "Don't touch the crown - it's all I have to hold onto right now!" As Beth Moore points out, the answer to every "who knows" question is God knows. Just look at how many times He reassures us in His word that "I know" . . . I know the plans I have for you . . . And He is your deliverer . . .

I love the lyrics from Chris Tomlin's "My Deliverer"
I will wait for You to move
For Your mighty hand to save
When the trouble waters rise
You are my hiding place

Your walls are salvation
Your gates are praise

My Deliverer
My Delivere…