Tuesday, March 31, 2009

new life

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (The Message)
"So we're not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. These hard times are small...compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. There's far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can't see now will last forever."

Sunday, March 29, 2009

heaven will heal

I'm getting ready for our Java Jack's book study, and I came across this quote, made by an unknown author:
Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.

This brings to mind Revelation 21:3-7 (in the Amplified Bible:
Then I heard a mighty voice from the throne and I perceived its distinct words, saying, See! The abode of God is with men, and He will live (encamp, tent) among them; and they shall be His people, and God shall personally be with them and be their God.God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and death shall be no more, neither shall there be anguish (sorrow and mourning) nor grief nor pain any more, for the old conditions and the former order of things have passed away.And He Who is seated on the throne said, See! I make all things new. Also He said, Record this, for these sayings are faithful (accurate, incorruptible, and trustworthy) and true (genuine).And He [further] said to me, It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I [Myself] will give water without price from the fountain (springs) of the water of Life.He who is victorious shall inherit all these things, and I will be God to him and he shall be My son.

What a day that will be!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

yet i will praise

Psalm 73:26 (New Living Translation)
My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak,
but God remains the strength of my heart;
he is mine forever.

I will praise you, Lord my God
Even in my brokenness
I will praise you Lord
I will praise you, Lord my God
Even in my desperation
I will praise you Lord
And I can’t understand
All that you allow
I just can’t see the reason
but my life is in your hands
And though I cannot see you
I choose to trust you.


Saturday, March 14, 2009

burning bright

I read some of Edna St Vincent Millay’s words, recently, that I haven’t read since college days. For some reason, they have always spoken to me. They say this:

“My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends—
It gives a lovely light!”

This brings to mind a song by Switchfoot. It is titled, “Burn Out Bright.” The chorus goes like this:

“If we've only got one try
If we've only got one life
If time was never on our side
Then before I die
I want to burn out bright.”

Which brings me back to our Kathy…all these words reminds me of her. No, she was not by any means perfect…who is?...but her life burned like the hot embers of a beautiful fire…giving warmth to many…burning bright.

I miss her warmth,