Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Love of God

When we're tempted to become too focused on the minor mishaps of the day, how good it is to reorient ourselves toward the grandeur of God's love for us. Below are the lyrics to one of my favorite hymns.

The love of God is greater far
Than tongue or pen can ever tell
It goes beyond the highest star
And reaches to the lowest hell

The guilty pair, bowed down with care
God gave His Son to win
His erring child He reconciled
And pardoned from his sin

Could we with ink the ocean fil
And were the skies of parchment made
Were every stalk on earth a quill
And every man a scribe by trade

To write the love of God above
Would drain the ocean dry
Nor could the scroll contain the whol
Though stretched from sky to sky

O love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure
The saints' and angels' song

Monday, July 27, 2009

Somday You'll Write

Years ago, my mom gave me Elizabeth Yates' book "Someday You'll Write." I honestly don't recall many of the details it contained, but the title phrase stuck with me. Whether or not I will ever become a published author remains to be seen, but because I enjoy writing as much as I do, I decided to turn my "someday" into today.

I don't have a theme for my blog. It will simply be a place where I can jot down my jumbled thoughts, life experiences, and humorous happenings. I might toss in a good recipe or two, share my trials and triumphs in child rearing, or express my delight in a newly-discovered verse or phrase.

Today, I will write!