21 September 2011

ocean waves

have you ever noticed how ocean waves, when the repeated come ashore seem to polish rocks to something that's silky smooth? it's those rocks that you love to run your fingers over because of how the ocean has transformed them.

last night as i was laying in bed, listening to my noise machine that has ocean waves, talking with God, i began to feel this process...the process that God is doing the same to me as He does to the rocks in the ocean.

the wave comes in and washes over the rocks and sand, ever so gently. it pulls back pieces of sand and other debre. it's that repeatative motion of the waves coming in and out that help.

He is polishing me into something better, something more desirable for His kingdom.

19 September 2011


today i was asked, how would you define grace?

after some time and thought, i decided that...
grace is knowing you get to try again tomorrow.

so now i ask you, how would you define grace?

18 September 2011

psalm 46:10

"be still, and know that I am God." psalm 46:10

today, i was out picking up a new book and ended up buying a pen with this bible verse on it. it was perfect because it's currently one of my favorite bible verses. and the pen is black, so it was obviously made for me.

on a serious note though, this bible verse is something i personally struggle with. and i'm not talking in a minute way. you see, i can't get past the first two words.

be still

be still

be still

how exactly does one do that?

be still

to stop and breathe.

relax and listen.

sometimes, i think that the only time i can "be still" is when i'm in meditation mode at yoga... and even, then i don't think i'm completely still.
and maybe that's the point of this being on my heart today and popping up on a pen for me to see.
i can begin focus on being still.
and maybe, just maybe that will help me to know God