As we near Valentines Day this week, I realized how much my perspective on love has changed and grown since I was 20 and got married for the first time. Back then, these verses seemed to reveal the fluttery, passionate, fairy tale love.
This is me, scars, wrinkles, freckles, age spots and all. (I even think my lazy eye might be making a comeback!) I would never have plastic surgery because my face tells the story of my life. I have deep smile lines because I love to laugh and smile. I have freckles and age spots because … Continue reading Everyone’s Face Tells A Story
Life is a dance, Full of joy, sorrow and grace. Sometimes we feel like doing a reel, And sometimes we feel like dancing in place. We never know what music will come, As we dance through this thing we call life, But if we keep dancing and give it our all, We'll find in the … Continue reading Dancing Through Life
My eyes view beauty through tears. Yet my heart is joyful. Golden leaves peek through. D. Elaine Wood-Lane 9/11/16 My past week has been full of everything you can imagine. In the midst of it, I attended the memorial service for a very young poet friend who was so talented it blew me away. At … Continue reading Joy
My body is tired, my heart is weak, yet to God, more faith I seek. I'll not give up, until my time has come, my crown I'm given, and I see the Son! © D. Elaine Wood-Lane 6/16/16 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (NIV) 16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, … Continue reading Endurance…
Looking out the window into utter tranquility. Resting is important to all of us, especially in our go, go, go society where it sometimes feels like you only are recognized or feel validated if you can say you are SO busy. I remember a time when I was truly busy, but I was also adding … Continue reading Resting Is Important
As I sit here drinking my coffee in my humble, but thoroughly middle class American home, I think of all of those people, Christians in particular, who go through hell and back just they don't fit the mold of their neighborhoods, towns, and countries. Can you imagine being told you cannot remain true to your faith … Continue reading A New Perspective
"Romans 12:9-21 Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs … Continue reading Let Your Love Shine!
Holy God, you have shown me light and life, You are stronger than any natural power. Accept the words from my heart That struggle to reach you. Accept the silent thoughts and feelings That are offered to you. Clear my mind of the clutter of useless facts. Bend down to me, and lift me in … Continue reading Light and Life