Great Expectations

Great expectations delight our Most High God, Mysterious, unexpected are His ways. Though our cherished plans go awry,  His good purposes will prevail. Joshua declared — sun stood still.  March, shout — walls fell flat. What visions, what dreams throb within? Jesus said ask — mountains will move. Great Expectations  Soar on wings of faith […]

Kingdom Come

  Oh how we seek that kingdom come When Satan’s rule is finally done And peace is on this earth at last, With sin and evil finally past. How happy we all will be; The patriarchs we’ll finally see And hear their stories of the past, Then join together at trumpet’s blast. The flesh will […]


  “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed” (John 20:29).   Blessed are you who believe —  when confusion reigns, when mountains loom high, when faith is tried.   Blessed are you who believe —  when dark clouds gather, and storms rage,  when calamities come crashing in. Blessed are you who […]

The Reality of Marriage 

  Before I got married, I didn’t know the reality That the easiest thing to grow Would be apart. Apart a little at a time Until it makes a hole.   Before I got married, I didn’t know the reality That the hardest thing to grow Would be a part. A part a little at […]


  God worked and then rested — He created, then blessed A sanctuary in time. In life’s blur, a quiet clime To pause, recalibrate, Rejoice, invigorate —  Weekly re-creation,  Sabbath celebration.   Helen Heavirland  


  The message came. Come away to a desert place and rest awhile. The way opened. I left my work in the valley to tread the sandy soil amid the junipers,  To listen to the whispers in the sage. Stop. Be still. Know that I am God. Pause. Ponder. Praise. Dream My dreams. And I […]


For the barest moment as I consider Eden’s darkness that lurks within my own heart, despair flickers before unspeakable wonder floods the margins of my mind and spills over into my spirit, ineffable wonder that His Infinite Presence stables once more in this dust.   Sandra H. Bounds 

Creation Waiting

Creation Waiting (Romans 8:21) It is a serene October midnight, a full moon rides the ragged clouds,  ducking behind them, almost brushing  the swaying tips of trees now. The night is cold with a biting  breeze, but still I linger, snug in my  toque and woolen coat, my eyes trained on that perfect,  shiny coin […]

Sea Path

  Sea Path (Exodus 14:15-16)   When the waters part and the seabed becomes a footpath again, it’s time to choose between crossing over or staying put. As always, the invitation offers freedom from enslavement to the safe while omitting details of the desert that leads to the dangerously different. We’ve passed through these walls […]

Could I But

  Could I But   For I know my transgressions, And my sin is ever before me (Psalm 51:3, NIV).   One thing I have desired of the Lord, That will I seek . . . to behold the beauty of the Lord (Psalm 27:4).   Could I but see that face I’d know  So […]