Creative Stillness

Creative Stillness He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm. He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?” Mark 4:39-40 One of the few Bible verses I ever successfully memorized as a child … Continue reading Creative Stillness

Magnifying the Lord

Magnifying the Lord  And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord.” Luke 1:46-47a In the days before the birth of Jesus, Mary visited her relative, Elizabeth, who was pregnant with the child who would become John the Baptist. Mary, pregnant with Jesus, sings her Song of Praise, recorded in Luke 1:46-55, which begins, “My soul … Continue reading Magnifying the Lord

God the Son, Part 2

God the Son, Part 2 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Greetings, favored one! The … Continue reading God the Son, Part 2

God the Son, Part 1

God the Son, Part 1  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and … Continue reading God the Son, Part 1

God the Father, Part 1

God the Father, Part 1  In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. Genesis 1:1-4 … Continue reading God the Father, Part 1

The Faces of God: The Creative Voice

The Faces of God: The Creative Voice  Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. Genesis 1:3 Many years ago, I saw an opera singer break a wine glass by holding a certain note. She sang a high, loud, sustained tone, and the glass shattered. Not an opera fan at the time, … Continue reading The Faces of God: The Creative Voice

The Faces of God: Unseen Movement

The Faces of God: Unseen Movement  In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the waters. Genesis 1:1-2 In the coming weeks, Life Notes will explore some of the ways God … Continue reading The Faces of God: Unseen Movement

How Did I Miss That? Part 27: Growth is not Chronological

How Did I Miss That? Part 27: Growth is not Chronological  But do not ignore this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like one day. 2 Peter 3:8 Beginning at birth, our bodies go through a mostly predictable cycle of growth, maturation, … Continue reading How Did I Miss That? Part 27: Growth is not Chronological

How Did I Miss That? Part 13: The Language of God is Silence

How Did I Miss That? Part 13: The Language of God is Silence Be still, and know that I am God! Psalm 46:10a Words encapsulate and narrow our lives. If we are not talking to someone, our internal dialogue is running rampant. If we are not interrupting the speaker, we are planning how to respond … Continue reading How Did I Miss That? Part 13: The Language of God is Silence