Friday, March 25, 2011


"Bible meditation is simply prolonged thought directed to a single object of truth. Your mental chambers where thoughts abide are the secret workshop of an unseen Sculptor, chiseling living forms for a deathless future. Personality and influence are molded here."  (A. T. Pierson)

Recently an article in our bulletin on meditation, which included this quote (thanks, Olin!) caught my attention.  I have slipped it into the sleeve of my binder where I see it every morning.  In the past I have tried to focus on one single thought for a lengthy period of time--without much success. Like most, I suspect,  my mind wandered very quickly into my daily doings. I still need to improve in that practice, but it occured to me that my year-long inquiry into the topic of trust is meditation!
WOW! That was encouraging!
 And, the habit of daily reading the verses, articles, and yes, even my little blog, has helped me to think about trust all throughout my day; especially, PRAISE GOD!, at moments when I NEED to remember to trust!

 Is that not the purpose of meditation?

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Go with the flow . . .

"As your faith is strengthened you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit." (Emmanuel)

Friday, March 4, 2011

What if . . .

The holy women of the past who TRUSTED God adorned themselves with a gentle and quiet and submissive spirit. We can be their daughters if we do good and ARE NOT AFRAID. (2 Peter 3)
I did not, until recently, see what not being afraid had to do with the rest of this passage.

Being submissive and quiet is a scary thing when tough times come. What if my husband makes the wrong decision? What if he HAS made the wrong decision? What if his choices ruin us financially? What if he doesn't provide for the family as I think he should?

What if . . . what if . . .what if . . .

That's fear. God, I can trust. But man? Man is weak and vulnerable. And fallable. And easily deceived.
Why should I submit to all that?! Because God said so. Because he knew that having two heads never works.
Could this be the greatest test of faith for Christian women? Trusting God in submitting to our husbands' leadership without fear?