Steampunk Soul

 Recently, the recycled nature of the “Steampunk” style struck my mind.  Sometimes, objects made in this type of design have parts that appear to have no useful function apart from making it look “cool” or interesting.  Yet each piece has been plucked from the rubbish heap and reformed into something with greater strength and purpose. …

Storm Music

 God gives us choices in the midst of inevitable storms in our lives.  While those tempests will vary in intensity and frequency, as His child, we are given the freedom to choose how to think about them, what to name them, how to frame them in our hearts and minds.  Then our souls can be…

New Eyes

When I was growing up, the burning question that signified the teenage angst of the culture was, “Who am I?”  Throughout time, people have tended to define themselves and others in terms of their careers and accomplishments, or what they did for others.  That tendency carries with it a bent toward comparison leading to self-righteousness. …

Re-Deemed

 God has been speaking to my heart about what it really means to be redeemed.  It occurred to me that it does not merely mean to be bought back or purchased.  When something is “deemed”, it is judged, defined as or characterized.  So, if something or someone is re-deemed, it means they are re-judged, re-classified,…

The Courageous Chicken

 Despite having known Jesus for a number of years, I still find myself looking at many of life’s struggles with much trepidation {and not a few times, I might add}.  Why is this so after having studying the Word, after having seen God’s hand rescuing me and others countless times, after numerous reminders about who I…