Be Still My Soul

Be still, my soul, the Lord is on thy side; bear patiently the cross of grief or pain. Leave to thy God to order and provide; in every change He faithful will remain. Be still, my soul, thy best, thy heavenly Friend – through thorny ways leads to a joyful end. Be still, my soul,…

I’ll Never Forget This

I’m already absolutely dreading the coming of Friday and parting with these beautiful friends. Over and over in my mind for the past week and a half, I’ve heard the lyrics – “the Lord has been mindful of me…He blesses and blesses again!” I am so, so thankful to have been blessed to be part…

Pray With Your Eyes Wide Open

I suppose I have always imagined Jesus as being immune to feelings. I’m not sure why, other than the fact that He was strong enough to fearlessly stand up to the self-righteous, and disciplined enough to refuse to be provoked. Someone that strong and self-disciplined must not be sensitive to silly little things like feelings,…

Refining, Shaping, and Blessing

It’s almost 4 in the morning, and my eyes popped open about 45 minutes ago. Before I could tell it to hush, my brain was already thinking about coffee, and calculating what time it was back home, and wondering what time the sun would rise outside our balcony – because it happens early, and I…