The secret of your own heart you can never know;
but you can know Him who knows its secret.
-George MacDonald

Friday, October 31, 2008

Where do you place your trust?

The Lord Almighty is the one you are to regard as holy,
he is the one you are to fear,
he is the one you are to dread,
and he will be a sanctuary;...

Isaiah 8:13,14

Friday, October 17, 2008

Be Still and Know, Who is God

Worship grounds me again in the real world of God's creation, dislodging me from whatever world I have imagined for myself. I have come to believe that when we despair of praise, when the wonder of creation and our place in it are lost to us, it's often because we've lost sight of our true role as creatures-we have tried to do too much, pretending to be in such control of things that we are indispensable. It's a hedge against mortality...a kind of comfort in being busy. The danger is that we will come to feel too useful, so full of purpose and the necessity of fulfilling obligations that we lose sight of God's play with creation, and with ourselves.
-Kathleen Norris

Monday, October 13, 2008

Do you feel as if life is meaningless?

We want life to have meaning, we want fulfillment, healing and even ecstasy, but the human paradox is that we find these things by starting where we are, not where we wish we were. We must look for blessings to come from unlikely everyday places-out of Galilee, as it were- and not in spectacular events, such as the coming of a comet.

-Kathleen Norris