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No Matter What

The morning dawned early here at my favorite place on earth.

As I lay on the bed the sound of the ocean waves lapping the beach met my ears.

I smiled to myself.

It had been some year.

Challenges and changes that caused my hair to get even whiter.


Here I was at the beach, Again.

We often hear that phrase ‘God is good.’

Maybe you have said it too.

And He is. Yes, He certainly is.

Always and forever good.

Whether I see it at the time or not good.

When everything falls apart and my world shatters

He is good.

His goodness transcends my feelings.

His goodness is – whether I get it or not.

Life can be so very hard.

Painful, painful moments.

The woman struggling to just keep it together for her kids

But every day brings her closer to ruin.

The one who recently got difficult news from the doctor.

News they hoped to never hear

But now its their battle. Their life.

Homes are lost; possessions destroyed

One silently cries in her pillow at night

Sure that nobody cares.

But that is not true.

There is One who does care

And who has promised to walk through every experience,

every trial

with us.

Years ago my life was shattered.

I will never forget the struggle to go on…

Gut wrenching sobs,

Broken into a zillion little pieces.

Was God still good then, you might ask.


Yes, He was. Not with a soft, tender understandable to man goodness.

No, but good as a loving Father to His child.

He knew what was best for me.

Today looking back I see in part His strengthening my relationship with Him,

His teaching me to trust Him,

His wooing me to value Him above all.

It is all too easy to get lost in His gifts and then

when something happens

to be shattered.

But is God good?

Oh my, yes. He is the very essence of Goodness

But our world can hardly grasp it.

We get lost in our selfishness and in playing with toys.

But He is so good.

So very, very good.

No matter what.

Now let’s let that Truth brighten our days.

I’m willing to.

Will you join me?


Let The Light Shine For You Today

1798566_10201753137646557_2117107_nThe cold winds of winter rip against my jacket

and flip my scarf as I go about my daily activities.

I long to enjoy all these moments but I must admit there are times

that the harshness of the season stirs within me

a longing to fast forward to spring –

a time when the warm gentle breezes delight my soul

and the blooming flowers encourage my heart.

But for now it’s winter.

Outside my home is a lamp post

whose light has refused to come on for weeks.

New light bulb and all

but still it refused to shine.

Until suddenly last week at a most unexpected moment

I noticed

the light was shining brightly

and my soul rejoiced with wonder and surprise.

At almost the same time I remembered  those familiar words of the psalmist

“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life

And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Psalm 23: 6

Brilliant light flooded my soul as these precious words came to mind.

All the days – spring, summer, fall and most of all winter.

Goodness and mercy will follow me.

They are here

following me as I race inside to the warmth of home

and dash outside again to get in my car again.

God’s goodness and keeping are mine

His mercy surrounds my life.

I do not understand it but I know that it is true.

For me

and for you.

He is with us – tenderly caring for us and knowing our human struggles.

Let the light come on today wherever you are.

Glorious oceans of warming light as your heart is touched with His eternal Love.

And as we muse together on His Love

together we dwell in His Keeping.