How could a woman as weak as I
Lift a name as weighty as yours
High on peaks I cannot reach
This is the miracle I do seek

Amy Burgin

They Speak to Me

Reading Time: < 1 minute I find relief in the shade of great trees amid extreme heat.They speak to me…Human, God desires to shelter you, a motive for making me. The leaves in the trees play the invisible notes of the wind.They speak to me…Woman, God has a way of making the unseen seen. With roots sprawling before my feet Read More

A Conversation With The Invisible One

Reading Time: 2 minutes After a long, hard day with hurts and sorrows, I walk slow in the cool breeze of the dark of night and wonder, who am I?  Word answers, You are chosen, holy, and dearly loved, so clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Word knew I had ideas of changing clothes. I lay Read More

What Do The Heavens Declare?

Reading Time: 2 minutes My daughter Glory and I had an opportunity to see the San Antonio Symphony perform the orchestral suite The Planets at the Tobin Center on November 5th, 2014. Composed by Gustav Holst (1874 – 1934), The Planets includes a piece for each planet in our solar system. Thoughts came to my mind as I listened to Read More

Is a Scientist Allowed to Wonder, Love, or Grieve?

Reading Time: 2 minutes What in our experience comes together to form and function without a designer and creator at the root of it? I am a Senior Computer Scientist, a full-stack software developer at a top-tier research and development organization. I work on a team to create web applications to support NASA and ESA space missions. That may Read More

Don’t Compare Stories

Reading Time: 3 minutes All three of my children got sick, experiencing the typical cold symptoms, slight fever, sore throat, exhaustion, cough, and congestion. At the same time, my oldest took a required Covid test to register for her university’s next semester. It came back positive. I thought I was unafraid of Covid, so when my daughter announced her Read More

Do I Have to Beg God for Purpose and Good Work to Do?

Reading Time: 3 minutes If you’re anything like me, you long for purpose and good work to do. Your heart aches to work alongside God and to make an impact on his kingdom. Maybe you’ve prayed and begged God over and over again, “Lord, please give me good work to do.”   Several years ago, I went through a season Read More

Christ Is

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Poem The frogs are chirpingThe owls are hootingThe cat is huntingChrist is weeping in the garden The birds are singingThe pigeons are cooingThe dog is lappingChrist is hanging on a tree The disciples are hidingThe women are cryingThe people are eatingChrist is rising triumphant over Hades Read More

Waiting for the Harvest

Reading Time: 2 minutes Do you ever feel like some things in your life will never bear fruit? I certainly have. I have prayed for people and things for years and years but have had to wait so long for the fruit. Some things I’ve prayed about for a decade or even two decades before I saw lasting fruit. Read More

Oh, There He Is!

Reading Time: < 1 minute Evil unrelated to pandemics or elections, but touching much more personal and important things, falls heavy on me tonight. Its darkness and lies attempt to blind me, scare me and order me to the corner of the room with a dunce hat covered in labels such as “gloom,” “hopeless,” “failure” and “regret.” I refuse to Read More

Rejoice, You Are Easily Molded

Reading Time: < 1 minute I lament to God, “I’m so easily molded by those around me!” Mouth smiling and eyes adoring, He repeats the words, “You are so easily molded by those aroud you.” The words are the same. When spoken by me, lament lays heavy. Spoken by Him, hope rejoices happy. His words come with a sweet implication, Read More

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