Thursday, January 31, 2008

No matter what you do

Couldn't figure out how to rotate this...
Must share this with you blog friends... I'm writing it in green because Maggie's favorite color is green
What a wonderful little girl we have...
Today she said she wrote a song (bear in mind she's only 3)
It goes " No matter what you do, no matter what you do"
She came and woke me up singing it. She said "i write songs like you mama"
It's a catchy tune. She kept singing it and I asked her-- what is it about? AND she said-- "it means you're happy and thankful for God and it makes you happy when you're sad."
WOW she already knows, God her father loves her "no matter what you do." A simple, refreshing child's faith. No complications. She knows she's loved and that alone is making her kind and sweet. There's no other foundation so strong and sure. We must be doing some things right, by God's grace.
Not to analyze the simplicity...but she gets what some of us just can't get or accept-- God couldn't possibly love me if he really knew me..... but he does
"... God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8
I happen to know that she knows that it does matter if one is truthful or obedient or kind.... that's not what she was singing about. She was singing about God's unconditional love, even when we fail, hurt or mess up, His love doesn't go away ever--how deep and wide it is....
THANK YOU JESUS for Maggie!!!

Saturday, January 26, 2008


The Wounded Soul

Oh, the wounded soul can
doubt too rashly
fall too quickly
drown too easily
ache too deeply

but oh, the wounded soul can
long so immensely
look so earnestly
hope so valiantly
seek so vehemently

There is healing for the wounded soul
who will but seek it
even with a fumbling heart and hands

He will come with the surgeon's tools
and the ache will bring about
a sweet and lovely relief
in time
and time again

Luke 11:9-10
"So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.


The best wounds are the wounds of a soldier who is fighting for love. The weapons are invisible but mighty. The wounds deep but beautiful. Just look at the Savior's wrists