Archive for January, 2011

Nourishing Food

Jan 31st, 2011 by debrabee | 0

Pine needles of an evergreen tree crunching underfoot; the freshness of rosemary in the air, even my toes feeling wetness from the thick grasses I walked in. I delighted in each of these simple pleasures. I had left my house hungry. A desire beyond my belly drove me to seek something more. Even the water […]

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Grace Of My Thorn

Jan 30th, 2011 by debrabee | 0

The Roman poet Catullus gave us an offering in Latin, “odi et amo. quare id faciam, fortasse requires? nescio, sed fieri sentio et excrucior.” The literal translation is “I hate and I love. Why do I do this, perhaps you ask? I know not, but I feel it happening and I am tortured.” The poet […]

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More Cleansing, So Much More

Jan 29th, 2011 by debrabee | 0

The misty rain fell over me as I walked to my car. I didn’t see the gray skies, I only felt the cleansing water. More water was coming, more cleansing, more, so much more…

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Multitude Of Anxieties

Jan 28th, 2011 by debrabee | 1

I love “In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul.” Psalm 94:19 That such a passage would be shared with us brings me comfort to know my Father understands how my mind can become so anxious. He really knows me. He knows the seriousness of attacks upon my soul to […]

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False Lights

Jan 27th, 2011 by debrabee | 0

In my restlessness of thoughts, I stood at the window looking out at the dark of night. A fog bank was obscuring all the stars, yet the lights of men lit up the night. For all my efforts I could not capture the truth of what I could see with only my human eyes. I […]

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Desperate But Not Serious

Jan 26th, 2011 by debrabee | 0

“Desperate but not serious”! I was cleaning up some of my mp3 files on my computer and I stopped on this one. The song no longer mattered to me but the title stung me in the heart. Friends, family and even new acquaintances came immediately to mind. In the crush of the recent economics, over […]

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When Will I Be Loved?

Jan 25th, 2011 by debrabee | 0

I’ve been made blue, I’ve been lied to When will I be loved I’ve been turned down, I’ve been pushed ’round When will I be loved * 1John 4:9-10  (NLT) God showed how much He loved us by sending His one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through […]

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Am I Worth Effort?

Jan 24th, 2011 by debrabee | 0

“Am I worth the effort?” Face to face, I come into contact with that question. The words are not that direct. I only hear it when I listen to hearts speaking. When I listen with my own ears, I find myself disappointed. My logic and even my words seem to fall upon deaf ears. Truthfully, […]

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Come To Ourselves

Jan 23rd, 2011 by debrabee | 0

In the story of the prodigal son we know he asked his father for his portion of inheritance early. Soon after the father gives his son what he’s asked for, the son leaves his home squandering his wealth in wanton living. Now with his money gone, a famine comes and we learn this son “began […]

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Three Olive Trees

Jan 22nd, 2011 by debrabee | 0

Sidestepping around crushed purple olives, I kept wondering why a fruitful olive tree was put smack in the middle of a playground for children? Who had planted this tree? What was the thought behind it? I did a quick look around at other trees planted in the park and in total there were only three […]

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