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Sun in Rain
A blog meant to encourage. Thoughts, poems, and music, reflecting my journey of faith and my love for God. He is Sun In Rain.
A blog meant to encourage. Thoughts, poems, and music, reflecting my journey of faith and my love for God. He is Sun In Rain.
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Something I have been thinking about a lot lately is how God in the Old Testament (OT) sometimes seems different from the God Jesus came to make known.  I know that He is not different because God does not change…“Every good and perfect gift is from…

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For some reason, I was aware of the love and reality of God, early on.  Thank You, God. “For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all…

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Have you ever woken up feeling anxious about the state of the world?  If so, Psalm 46 is a good one to read.  It reaffirms God’s sovereignty and His continual presence.  It also includes a truth that is helpful in countering every worry… “Be still, and…

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Seed to Stalk I saw you shoot from soil to sky So little I knew of the you still inside That one day you’d flower that your stalks would reach high So little I knew of your special design I saw you flourish, then one day you stopped Your pieces changed…

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“It was not only the people of His day, but it is so common for people of all times to just keep commandments and church laws and observe the externals of religion.  In living this way, we miss the point of what worship of God really is, falling each day…

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I met *Sarah in a retail store.  She helped me shop for a ring.  She informed me that people are calling costume jewelry by another name now, “progressive jewelry.”  We both laughed a little.  Sarah was in her 60’s and had retired several years earlier so…

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Sometimes my view of this world is a little bleak.  I look at what is happening around me and it can be difficult to make sense of it all.  And I don’t like seeing God’s creation suffer.  So my thoughts turn to what heaven will be like, and it chokes me…

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Nearly every day I hear the sound of a dove cooing outside of our window, and each time I hear it, I am reminded of when the Holy Spirit descended on Jesus “like a dove” (Luke 3:21-22).  In the book of Matthew, Jesus referred to doves as “harmless”…

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What is Still? What is still? It’s the ceasing of wind It’s the cat at my feet It’s a leaf’s gentle bend It’s the silence at night It’s a crescent of light Where the moon sits just right above an earth in flight It’s a small child’s hand It’s the breaking…

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Jesus stressed the importance of humility.  When He feasted with Matthew and Matthew’s friends, the Pharisees and teachers of religious law questioned His disciples, asking why they would eat with “scum.” Jesus responded, “Healthy people don’t need a…
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