Archive for September, 2010

Cleaning Closets

Sep 30th, 2010 by debrabee | 0

A needed chore triggered memories. We all keep boxes of mementos in our closets. I opened up doors… “I never meant to hurt you, I never meant to make you cry, but tonight I’m cleanin’ out my closet” * * Lyrics by Eminem, Cleaning Out My Closet

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Rock Hound

Sep 29th, 2010 by debrabee | 0

Isn’t it interesting that most of the jewels in the world are obscured and hidden in nature? It isn’t until we seek them out and refine them that they really show their finished beauty. We go to all this work for rocks and stones but sometimes we forget to do the same with people. I […]

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Identity

Sep 28th, 2010 by debrabee | 0

What’s in a name? A friend who is homeless shared something significant recently. When asked if he could do anything at all, what would he want to do? His response was to travel to distant countries in search of his identity; where he came from, his namesake. Our identity matters to us in the depths […]

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Where The Fight Matters Most

Sep 27th, 2010 by debrabee | 0

I smashed into a hard wall of protection this weekend, only this time it wasn’t one of my own. A familiar pain touched me along with a desperation to see freedom come to a stranger’s life. I say stranger, but she doesn’t feel like one to me. I know her in ways I can’t explain, […]

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Fairy Dust

Sep 25th, 2010 by debrabee | 0

Luk 15:7  Count on it–there’s more joy in heaven over one sinner’s rescued life than over ninety-nine good people in no need of rescue. I want to see the “replay” video of the party they had in the heavens when I committed myself to a life rescued! I can remember an odd song done in […]

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Never Meant To Walk Alone

Sep 24th, 2010 by debrabee | 0

All around me stood courageous people admitting their feelings of loneliness. To see them suddenly surrounded by love, dispelling the lies isolation brings was almost more than I could take in. I sat quiet, observing the outpouring of real truth, we are never meant to walk alone. Gen 2:18a And the LORD God said, “It […]

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Mercy

Sep 23rd, 2010 by debrabee | 0

Mercy is what I have been given when I didn’t deserve it; when I didn’t ask for it; even when I didn’t want it. I have succumbed to its allure. It has touched the depths of my heart. I live differently towards others because I have been shown love and compassion, but it all started […]

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Harvest Epiphany

Sep 22nd, 2010 by debrabee | 0

Epiphany may seem a strange word but it’s really something we all know. It’s when we suddenly get the essential meaning in a moment. Just think of those cartoons where the light bulb goes off over the character’s head to signify they finally understand clearly. Scripture tells us to “trust in the Lord with all […]

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Stone Markers

Sep 21st, 2010 by debrabee | 0

Today I took a walk in the old portion of a cemetery I often pass on my way to church. I had never been to it before, but I wanted to know some history for where I live. The old section dated back to the 1800s with names familiar to me because of local streets […]

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Timeless Gaps

Sep 20th, 2010 by debrabee | 0

She was a friend who wandered into my life without fanfare, without notice. I didn’t seek her out nor did I pursue her. We found ourselves just talking now and again. Despite the differences in our age and even our backgrounds we just felt comfortable with one another. Eventually I gave her the keys to […]

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