Thursday, January 31, 2008

A poem from Kyrie to me

I ran most
everywhere in the
quilt of green
sun-spattered backyards bordered
by weathered fences

opened gates
and trampled rows of
daylilies that spoke of spring
and white blond tangles

(Send more poems Kyrie. my birthday is 3/21-just send poems!)

Wednesday, January 30, 2008


linda omelianchuk

Cause me to hear your lovingkindness in the morning. For in you do I trust; cause me to know the way in which I should walk. For I lift up my soul to you.
Psalm 143:8

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Is there hope in prayer?

Our hope in prayer is rooted in His faithfulness. We have none.
Our hope in prayer is rooted in His grace. He is unwilling to rest until the work of our transformation is complete.
Our hope in prayer is rooted in His love-He looks out for us and hears our cry.
Our hope in prayer is rooted in His commitment to His own glory. I don't think I will ever understand this statement until heaven: His commitment to His own glory causes Him to listen and respond and answer until we no longer look to the shadow glories of creation for satisfaction but rather to Him alone and all that He is. Nope, no matter how often I read that, I can't process it. These comments are taken from Paul Tripp's blog.

This is dedicated to my sister and her husband who have fought long and hard to get their adopted son from Romania the help he needs. Their son is 16 and needs so much more than the public high school special ed program can give. They are hoping that the lawyers, doctors, therapists and school officials, etc. will find a place for him elswhere. The right school is out there but getting placed there has been impossible so far. They have been working toward this goal for about 10 years. Wed., Jan. 30, they will know once and for all the verdict. We would really appreciate your prayers. Thanks

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


I get to go to Covenant College today. The place that strengthened my young faith beyond measure and, how shall I put this, set the tone for the rest of my life. It is there that I fell head over heels for Damien. Funny how it seems like yesterday that he had that long hair with that long lean body maneuvering a skateboard there in front of Carter Hall. Or that time (during dinner) when he aimed jello at me from his spoon and it disappeared right down the center of my "blouse"! Ah yes, it is all coming back to me. I am looking forward to chapel which was every day for us when all 500 students gathered together to hear a message and sing. We loved Dr. Krabbendam and Wilma Vanderkooi. We lived on the mountain as newlyweds and the homes up and down that mountain are pretty magnificent. Our buds were Ron Johnson, Bob and Sue, Sanders, Warren, Rocky, the Robinson boys, John Pummell, Mark Gornik, Bob Butterfield, etc. We tease Lowen that he is like a salmon going back to the place where he "began".
Gotta rouse Damien so he can find just the right picture for this post-maybe a salmon swimming upstream!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

"Take Heart"

van gogh

My friend has lymphoma again and it is interfering with everything including her breathing. I came across Paul Tripp's post last month (on Psalm 27:14) and it has helped me know how to encourage. Take heart and wait for the Lord. Why? 1.) Love. We are held in the hands of the one who is the essence of love. 2.) Wisdom. We are in a relationship with the One who is all wisdom and who gives of this wisdom. 3.) Power. Nothing can describe His power and how He is able to deliver all that He has promised. 4.) Unchallenged Rule. Nothing is out of control. He ordains whatsoever comes to past. 5.) Grace. We are not left to our own limited resources when we are in Christ. We have His strength, His wisdom, a new identity and new potential. Our resources in Christ are limitless and sufficient.