“Here…by the Water”


Today is the Lord’s Day, and I pray it finds you in Him! 

Friday past, I experienced anticipation and great excitement over the direction my writing appears to be taking as we continue with the water-metaphor of the River and “go with the flow” toward THE STORY—the Whole Story—and prepare to consider His “temple of living stones”.

Today, I hope you will take time to listen to one of my favorite songs, as performed by Steve Bell.  A link for the lyrics is shown below the embedded video. Please play this song more than once and meditate upon the layers of meaning in the symbols of “water” and “stones”. We will be taking a look at the symbolism—and the reality—connected with those metaphors from the Bible for the next few days. There is so much here!  We may stay—in total dependence upon Him—by the River and IN the River for… days?

Or maybe eternity?. [Read more…]

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Wake Up! Let’s Work on The Puzzle!


photo by Bludgeoner86 via PhotoRee

“For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.”  __ 1 Corinthians 13:12 NASB (the words of Paul, “a sent one” of Jesus Christ to the believers in Corinth.)

Someone out there manipulated my life before I ever selected my cell phone! The hireling genius who programmed the software for the alarm clock feature in my device determined eight minutes between “digital Reveille” and the tonal termination of “snooze” to be the ideal interval for indulging procrastination.

This morning, as is often the case, the second intrusion of techno-melody found me rising from semi-consciousness with one profound—or so I thought—perfectly framed thought. One essential sentence! The next thought may have been my undoing: That’s it! That’s the next thing I’m going to write about!  [Read more…]