Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Afloat



My parents just came back from Alaska. They were blessed to go on a cruise they not only saw the beauty of this part of the world but where Dr. David Jeremiah shared a word every day and different Christian artists ministered in music. They brought me a souvenir from the trip: a devotional by Dr. Jeremiah and he wrote on the inside cover.

The first devotional entry I read was entitled, “Staying Afloat,” and it talked about fisherman who get stranded at sea, fall off boats, and perish in storms. Statistics were included about the high death rate of commercial fishing. Dr. Jeremiah went on to say that “some have drowned because they couldn’t get their rafts to inflate in a crisis. Instead of a buoyant life raft, they had a useless glob of deadly rubber in the water.”

BUOYANT (adjective)

1. tending to float in a fluid.

2. capable of keeping a body afloat, as a liquid.

3. not easily depressed; cheerful.

4. cheering or invigorating.


Interesting. The word buoy popped out at me just a few weeks ago. It’s not a common word in our everyday vernacular, at least not in mine, so my spiritual antennas went up quickly. You know me and words… 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Continue



I’m in my third week of a Bible study on 1, 2, 3 John called What Love Is. It’s been incredible and so timely. God knows what we need and when we need it. The way John wrote these letters was raw. In your face. No beating around the bush. Nothing flowery. And though the letter can seem a little harsh on a day you’re looking for something soft and encouraging, when you know the time in which the letter was written, you can understand the urgency of John’s words. People once in their very circle had been deceived and gone astray and John, in sincere love, exposes the lies and reminds them of the truth. We’re living in a similar day so the urgency still applies...

Friday, July 3, 2015

Rewrite



Exhilarating and excruciating.  Frustrating but fun. Grueling yet glorious.

If you’re called to anything of any value, particularly and especially in the Kingdom of God, you can identify with all of the above on any given day. My journey with writing has been a love/hate relationship. I love writing, I hate writing. I start, I stop. I’m inspired, then distracted. I stand up, I get knocked down. Today I’m getting back up. For the gazillionth time...