an Ecclesiastes-like Journey of a Modern Woman The Baker Scrumptious, crispy cookies Crafted on a whim Gave a jolt of happy When they all said, “Mmmm!” Recipes galore Chocolate, Mocha, Pumpkin Butterscotch then S’more Terrific taste slam dunkin’! Each triumph in the kitchen Brought me more acclaim But still my heart was wishin’ For longer … More Useless to Useful:
God still loves me. Those are the only words in the chorus of “Naomi’s Song.” Usually, as I song-write, I try to derive my lyrics straight from scripture. But as I was wrestling with Naomi’s story from the book of Ruth, I couldn’t find clearly spelled out in the narrative what truth she based her … More Whispering Worship Through Our Pain
Loss hurts. In these past few months, I have cringed as friend after friend suffered loss. Three couples have miscarried. Several church friends and my neighbor have suddenly lost a parent. Cancer killed a 26-year-old cousin of my husband. Smaller losses hurt too: pets, jobs, friends. As I have wept with those who weep, my … More Why Naomi’s Song?
From Ruth 1:20-21 & 4:14-15 Verse 1: Call me bitter; I have lost The ones that I have loved Empty handed I return Clinging to hope of Chorus: GOD still loves me God STILL loves me God still LOVES me God still loves ME God still loves me Verse 2: Loss has led me back … More Naomi’s Song: God Still Loves Me
Metaphors rock. In English class you may have learned that a metaphor is a comparison between two objects that does not use “like” or “as.” Ug. How un-poetic! A metaphor happens when words form two separate images in your mind and then meld them together into one fascinating new picture. And I especially love this … More Why Under His Wings?
From Revelation 21:3-7 Verse 1: God will make all things new Hope in Him; His words are true This sin cursed world will pass away Be reforged His perfect way Chorus: God will dwell with us A ci-ty for the just Gives free living water To His own sons and His own daughters Verse 2: … More God Will Dwell With Us
I freeze. Our family’s future has been uncertain for well over a year now. We live as legal aliens in a Middle Eastern city. As such, our visas, apartment, schooling etc. all depend on my husband’s employment. We’ve been riding a roller coaster of yes-you-can-stay and oh-wait-no-you-can’t. And it looks like this July we’ll be … More When Facing a Future of Unknowns . . .
Christian, B.I.C-C.R., don’t bicker. To illustrate, let’s pretend. Jesus Himself used made up stories to illustrate his teaching points, so I think that legitimizes our strategy. Let’s pretend that we own and manage a store in a small town in America. It’s a town of thousands, but not tens of thousands. It’s a store with … More Build Intentional Cross-Cultural Relationships
From Psalm 91, Deuteronomy 32:10-14 & Matthew 23:37 Chorus: Come, come under His wings Run, run to refuge from all things The Son, the Son salvation brings when we Come, come under His wings Verse 1: Little chick out in the cold He weeps for you. He longs to hold You in His arms forever … More Under His Wings
from Psalm 51 & Luke 7:47 Verse 1 I jumped. Sin done. Fell hard. Broke bone. This pain you gave, So I would reach for You my soul to save Pre-Chorus Wash me, make me Whiter than snow Purge me, cleanse me Deep in my soul Chorus Let the bones that You have broken rejoice With … More Let the Bones You Have Broken Rejoice
from Joshua 6:15-16, II Kings 6:15-17 & II Timothy 4:7 Verse 1 Lord, I can’t turn the other cheek They will think that I am weak If I don’t fight, they will win Look at what a mess I’m in Pre-Chorus But God says: I’ve got this Trust in my promise God says: I’ve got … More God’s Got This
from the “I am . . . ” statements of Jesus in the book of John John 6:35, 8:12, 10:9, 10:11, 11:25-56, 14:6, 15:5 Jesus said, “I am the bread” Bread to keep you soul fed Whatever that your soul needs Come to Him and feed He is all you need Jesus said, “I am the light“ … More He is All You Need