This Morning I Wondered

This morning I wondered
as I watched the birds
through my window–
savored that first sip
of coffee…

Did the earth
gasp
on
the day
He
was born?

When His
first cries pierced
the air
was there a long
sigh–
A sharp
exhale?

Did all of nature
know?
And did the rocks
cry out?

On this bleak
Winter Solstice morning,
As earth turns her
face
away
from light
and darkness descends…
I hold on
to this
glimmer
this twinkling thought:

that all of earth knew
except us.

Playdates with God: Having a Childlike Faith in a Grown-up World

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Playdates with God: Having a Childlike Faith in a Grown-up World is the story of how a simple invitation to play can open our eyes to joy and call us back to an intimate relationship with God.

Do you remember when you first fell in love? When you fell in love with Jesus, was it much the same? Did you spend countless hours poring over Scripture? Did sleep suddenly seem mundane as you rose at pre-dawn each day to meet with him? Was every sunset an expression of his love and did every sermon hold a secret message just for you? Isn't this the place we all long to return to within our spiritual lives? We desire the bliss of an intimate, unrestrained love relationship with God.

Playdates with God is the story of how, when we step out of our ordinary grown-up lives and set aside time for wonder, we open our hearts to be wooed back to our first love—to the excitement we felt when we first fell in love with Jesus. But this is more than a story about falling in love.

It’s about staying in love.

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Love Story

It's my anniversary. Today marks 24 years since I said "I do" under a cloudless sky on a windy day in May. Sharing a little re-post from the archives. … {more...}