Saturday, November 2, 2013


In a lonely desert – Moses was called,
Jacob woke up from his dream, Elijah grew strong.

In a lonely desert God sent manna to His people;
He also did, in another deserted place, the five-loaves-two-fish miracle.

In a lonely desert John the Baptist proclaimed,
“Repent, the kingdom of God is at hand! Turn from your sin and shame.”
In a lonely desert a eunuch couldn’t understand -
God sent Philip to explain the Word, he was born again.

In a lonely desert Saul the Pharisee was stopped;
And there he learned to see, to feel, and became the apostle Paul.

Are you in a lonely desert, in a dry forsaken place?
You can’t see the hills before you, have you lost your way?

Stop, don’t fear the silence, for our Savior does His art
In the lonely desert, He speaks, He saves, He strengthens our miserable heart.

So stay, sh-hhh, shut out the sounds that shatter you  
For very soon He'll come and with His still small voice break through.

love the ocean - God made it for Himself

About Me

In the Old Testament in the Bible, there was a man named Jacob who "wrestled with God and man." He wouldn't let God go until God answered his prayers. God admired that and renamed him Israel, "the one who fought or wrestled and prevailed". He fought with man--his inner man--and conquered his own weaknesses. He's my hero. He is what I hope God and man see me to be.