• Pentecost: Pentecost Praise

    Pentecost Praise… Celebration time- Pentecost took place! Christ in us, Hope of glory, ‘Til we see Him face to face. Christmastide-unimaginable, Easter with Resurrection too, Yet what seals it personally, Is Christ in me and you! Never do we walk alone, Without comfort, guidance, gifts; For Christ resides within us—...

  • Pentecost: Harnessed

    Harnessed…Pentecost Sunday Harnessed fire in all its power, Received by waiting ones, Sent from God-All Harnessed Love; Great work has now begun! For filled with Love, From instilled Fire, Their hearts and tongues aflame, They preach – language unbound, Salvation in His Name. The Name is Jesus, For His love...

  • Eastertide: Walk of Transformation

    Walk of transformation… Oh the weight of jealousy, That seeks to pull one down; Yet oh the power of God’s great love, Immense, complete, profound To turn my thoughts around. With Holy Spirit guidance, A heart willing now to see, The blood of Jesus, yes, for world, But in particular,...

  • Eastertide: Example… (Looking to Pentecost)

    example…(looking to Pentecost) “I have left you an example, Now go and wait,” He said, Follow faithfully My words; They free you from all dread.” Footsteps grand to step into, They struggle as they wait, Yet praises, prayer and song Cause fear to dissipate Until the Holy Flame of God,...

  • Eastertide: How… (Waiting for Pentecost)

    How… (waiting for Pentecost) How can I not be happy, Smile and praise the Lord? When He places In secret spaces Such blatant beauty I could easily ignore? Oh, to make the time to dwell, Upon His glorious gifts in sight; For through the eye gate God brings joy, My...

  • Eastertide: Here and Now

    here and now… If this lush place is the wilderness, This bountiful space the desert, Then keep me in pace, Oh Lord, with Your best. Even as Hagar saw the God who sees, And Sarah nursed the impossible come to be; So help me, Lord, to flee all sin…and rest....

  • Eastertide: Commission

    Commission… Mañana, Word of hope and power, Igniting women’s passion, To advance in horror-struck hour. Walked with fear Out toward the Tomb, While others stuck in past, Hid in upper room. Jesus met the women, Gave words of great commission; Today He meets us on the way: Do we see...

  • Eastertide: Easter Now

    Easter now… Each morning a presentation Must eventually occur; A sacrifice of self to God, For holiness- Rejecting sin’s allure. Presentation of all thoughts: Offense, denial, hate, Give all “instruments” I own To One Who cleanses, saves. Thus exposed the lies from hell, The Spirit rushes in, To renew His...

  • Eastertide: Eternal Hope

    Eternal Hope… Sun sets on Sea of Galilee, Christ is risen from the Tomb; Evil’s fear now conquered, Death’s pregnant threat removed. Sun may set upon the Sea, Dawn will always come; War rumors continue still, But the Living Christ has won. Light takes down all darkness, Love conquers where...

  • Holy Week: Access

    Access… Joseph, good and righteous man, Laid Christ’s body down to rest, ‘Mid tears, doubts and fears, Act of faith at its best. Temple curtain shredded down, In Father God’s most holy plan; Access to The Holy One— Surely Christ was not mere man. copyright, 3/30/18 Ruth Tuttle Conard