The Greatness of God

sunrays

I see you in the vast, blue sky,

The sun, the moon, and stars,

The galaxies and Milky Way,

The planets, Earth, and Mars.

 

I hear you in the praises sung

By dove and mockingbird.

They sit outside my window

As I read through you Word.

 

I smell you in the air I breathe,

Among the pines and firs

I praise you with uplifted hands,

And tell you I am yours.

 

I feel your presence in my life.

You’re everywhere, it’s clear.

From all that you have given me

Your love for me’s most dear.

 

                                                   Lydia Gomez Reyes – Brownsville, Texas

 

(Published in The Secret Place, Springs 2014 issue, p. 64)

 

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Choosing to Rise Above

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P.U.S.H. – Pray Until Something Happens

scaleI lost 8 ½ lbs in just 3 weeks. I was stoked! How much more will I lose next week? Can I lose just as much next month? Losing eight to 10 pounds a month sounded like a good amount to me. Let’s see . . . if I lose 10 pounds a month, in six months . . . Continue reading

Fear Not

 “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17 (NKJV)

dentist chair“Mrs. Reyes!” The dentist said sternly. “Are you in pain?!”

“No,” I answered, with tears streaming down both sides of my face.

“Then please stop moaning!”

Yes, I had been moaning. Incessantly. Since he first began working in my mouth with his drill. I was so overcome by fear over my first root canal that when I was later asked to get up to move to another room, I had to be helped because I almost passed out. Continue reading

Not Without God

“Commit your works to the LORD and your plans will be established.” Proverbs 16:3

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When No One Else is Listening

See what they spew from their mouths— the words from their lips are sharp as swords, and they think, “Who can hear us?” (Psalm 59:7)

woman on phoneShe must have accidently butt-dialed me, because she would have never allowed anyone to hear her speaking to her husband like that. She wasn’t yelling, nor did she sound angry. He listened and made a comment or two, but she did most of the talking. The problem was she spoke to him in an all too familiar know-it-all, condescending, and disrespectful manner. Continue reading

Monday Madness

“We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.” 2 Corinthians 4:8-9

funny Monday Quotes (5)[1]Monday was a particularly difficult day at work this past week. Not only for me, but for many of my colleagues. We were each rushing back and forth from our desks checking on things, responding to various challenges via email, and returning calls to clients with pressing needs. If it wasn’t one thing, it was another – all morning long!

“It’s Monday!” I heard someone say, as someone else nodded in agreement while passing by. I heard the “It’s Monday!” phrase several other times that morning. Are all Mondays really this hectic and problematic? Continue reading