Thursday, September 25, 2008


I love writing.

I love writing this blog.

For some reason, however, it's become more difficult lately. Partly because life is just busy. But don't we always make time for what really matters to us? I find myself aware at how much time goes by in between posts but feel creatively dry.

I started this blog because I no longer felt good about having my "personal" blog available to any Joe Schmo with pictures of my family, most especially our daughter. But I still wanted a place to share spiritual thoughts, encouragements and struggles . . .I didn't want to cordon off my whole self from blogland (i.e. the two other people that read this - ha!). So I made this blog sans personal info or pictures to keep it public and made my personal blog private. Problem solved I thought.

And for a while the posts came flowing. For whatever reason over the past several months that flow has slowed to a drip. I almost get the feeling that the blog has served it's purpose - whatever it was - and it's time to move on.


I can't want to completely close this blog out yet. Maybe it's just a season. But for you two people that read this, check back every now and then just in case I get inspired. :-)

Thursday, September 4, 2008

What the Lord Has NOT Done

Yesterday morning I heard the following verse on a local radio station:
"He does not treat us as our sins deserve
or repay us according to our iniquities." Psalm 103:10

And I was struck at how thankful I am at what the Lord has NOT done . . .

He has not treated us as our sins deserve

He does not repay us according to our inequities

He has not allowed us to be moved out from under the umbrella of His unfailing love

He has not given up on us

He has not allowed the enemy to consume us

He has not let the waters sweep over us or the fires set us ablaze

He has not left us alone

He will not break us even when we are bruised reeds

He will not snuff us out even when we are just smoldering wicks

And on and on . . .Praise the Lord for what He has done. And NOT done.