Tag: Frances J. Roberts

The Voracious Thirst of a Nation Under Seige

My lips smacked together from the dryness of a voracious thirst. I had worked in the yard all afternoon beneath a blazing sun. Rivulets of sweat drenched me, adding to my thirst and need for water.

I came into the cool of the house, filled my glass with ice cubes and cold water, and gulped it down. The first glass made me want more — one glass was not enough. I quickly filled my glass again and practically inhaled the liquid refreshment. What joy as the cold water coursed through my lips and satisfied my thirst.

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Stuck in the Familiar and Afraid to Let Go

The child dangled from a large tree limb, legs flailing, tongue wailing. She was stuck and terrified of dangling so far above the ground — terrified even more of letting go to slip into her father’s arms flung outstretched beneath her. Her saga on the limb, though dangerous, was a sure thing, even if she didn’t like it — though she dangled, her grasp was strong and the limb sturdy.

But she was stuck and afraid.

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Finding God’s Presence ~ Dangling Between the Familiar and the Unknown

The child dangled from a large tree limb, legs flailing, tongue wailing. She was terrified of dangling so far above the ground, yet terrified even more of letting go to slip into her father’s arms flung outstretched beneath her. Her saga on the limb, though dangerous, was a sure thing, even if she didn’t like it — though she dangled, her grasp was strong and the limb sturdy.

But she was stuck and afraid.

Afraid to let go.

The child was me.

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Rest in Me

“Then Jesus said, ‘Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.'” ~ Matthew 11:28, NLTMay these words bring you peace and reassurance today…BE NOT AFRAID”O...

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His Enduring Love

“Love never fails.”(1 Corinthians 13:8)I learned the most amazing thing about this verse today.The Greek word for “fails” is ekpipto (ek-pip-to) which means to “fall off”. Several commentaries...

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