Tuesday, March 30, 2010

It's Not That I Have Nothing to Say...

It's not that my life has been quiet and calm and boring.
It's not that I have nothing to say.
It's not that I don't want to blog.

Sometimes there's just too much to say.
And never enough time.
Or there's too much to say, but here isn't the place.
Or I don't even know how to make sense of what I'm thinking.
And I have no idea how to put it into words for all the world to read.
Or if I did, I don't know that I'd want the world to read it.
Sometimes it's all just to raw and fresh and tender to share.

So, I say nothing.

Except this, the words of Fanny Crosby, the blind hymn writer:
Jesus doeth all things well!

I say that in blind faith today.
I look forward to being able to say that some day with hindsight.

Because my God is wise, and kind and good.
He's the God that has led me all my life long.
And I believe that He will continue to lead me to good,
as He always has.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Spaces in the Heart for Joy

Defeat may serve as well as victory
To shake the soul and let the glory out.
When the great oak is straining in the wind,
The boughs drink in new beauty, and the trunk
Sends down a deeper root on the windward side.
Only the soul that knows the mighty grief
Can know the mighty rapture.
Sorrows come
To stretch out spaces in the heart
for joy!

-- Unknown