home at last

To an open house in the evening,
Home shall men come,
To an older place than Eden,
And a taller town than Rome.
To the end of the way of the wandering
To the things that cannot be and that
To the place where God was homeless,
And all men are at home.

-G.K. Chesterton


“For I am convinced that neither death nor life,
nor angels nor rulers,
nor things present nor things to come,
nor powers,
nor height nor depth,
nor anything else in all creation,

will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

-Romans 8:38-39


street corner preaching

“Here is my servant, whom I uphold,
my chosen one in whom I delight;
I will put my Spirit on him
and he will bring justice to the nations.
He will not shout or cry out,
or raise his voice in the streets.
A bruised reed he will not break,
and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out.
In faithfulness he will bring forth justice;
he will not falter or be discouraged
till he establishes justice on earth.
In his law the islands will put their hope.”

-Isaiah 42:1-4

i whisper over her until she can pray for herself

Our Father, which art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name in NAME OF CHILD,
thy kingdom come in NAME OF CHILD,
thy will be done in NAME OF CHILD,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give her this day her daily bread.
And forgive her her trespasses,
as she forgives those that trespass against her.
And lead her not into temptation;
but deliver her from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever.

-The Lord’s Prayer

it is finished

You have crushed beneath your heel the vile serpent.
You have carried to the grave the black stain.
You have torn apart the temple’s holy curtain.
You have beaten Death at Death’s own game.

-Andrew Peterson, Hosanna

what is your definition of a good thing?

I believe in a blessing I don’t understand
I’ve seen rain fall on wicked and the just
Rain is no measure of his faithfulness
He withholds no good thing from us
No good thing, no good thing from us

I believe in a peace that flows deeper than pain
That broken find healing in love
Pain is no measure of his faithfulness
He withholds no good thing from us
No good thing from us, no good thing from us

I will open my hands will open my heart
I will show up and play the smallest part
I am nodding my head an emphatic yes
To all that You have for me

Sara Groves, listen here: Open my hands