Hidden Doves [Love]

 “My dove is hiding behind the rocks,      behind an outcrop on the cliff. Let me see your face; let me hear your voice. For your voice is pleasant, and your face is lovely.” Song of Solomon 2:14, NLT Jesus really loves people, a lot–  and very deeply the Church that He’s saved from destruction.Continue reading “Hidden Doves [Love]”

Pressed Roses

“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33, ESV This world is not our friend. And then we often face issues that create ugly things–  a fight with a spouse, poor choices, money problems– a lengthy listContinue reading “Pressed Roses”

Dangerous Thinking

Anne Lamott is a writer and a person who understands mental illness and ‘recovery’ issues. She is also a ‘brokenbeliever’. I have read several of her books; she writes elegantly on faith and discipleship. She is a rare jewel. She writes carefully and creatively. Coming across this quote was fortuitous for me, to say theContinue reading “Dangerous Thinking”

The Apple Tree

“Like the finest apple tree in the orchard     is my lover among other young men. I sit in his delightful shade     and taste his delicious fruit.” Song of Solomon 2:3, NLT Jesus is the subject of many different metaphors. We know him as a shepherd, a door, and bread. There are many other ‘pictures’ inContinue reading “The Apple Tree”