I can't believe it's actually been nearly 3 months since I've been able to sit down and write a post! This summer has literally FLOWN by as I began preparing for my trip to Peru back in May and then returned in August to hit the ground running as we geared up for the start of a new school year and finished some home renovation projects.
Sometimes, you have to lay a few (GOOD!) things aside when you're in a specific season. That was my summer. I needed to set a few plates down from their spinning and focus on family and rest.
So here we are, a week into the new school year, looking at #pumpkinspice and all things fall barreling towards us. I'm just trying to catch my breath!
One of the things heavy on my heart in this transition season is the devestation happening all over the country with Hurricane Harvey, the wildfires in the Pacific Northwest, and Irma heading right into the heart of Florida. I'm praying so fervently for family there, sweet friends, and all those emergency and necessary personnel who don't have the option to leave.
Today, as I was praying, God gave me a phrase that led into a few lines that turned into a poem. I haven't written poetry since I was a little girl... but this was just something that seemed to flow out of my prayer time. I wanted to share it with all of you as the Lord laid it on my heart to give away.
If you're affected by any of these disasters, would you let me know? I'd love to pray for you by name and with specifics. You can drop me a message on any of my social media platforms, or by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TORRENT AND TINDER
In the torrent and the tinder
You are there.
In the darkness and the waiting,
You are passing by.
In the fear and the uncertainty,
You are the whisper.
In the torn and the broken,
You are the mending.
In the scorching and the soaking,
You are the restoration.
In the cries and the “Why?”
You hold the answer.
Whether smoke or waves,
You are the anchor.
Whether loss or peace,
You give the strength.
Whether giver or receiver,
You supply the grace.
Jesus, we look to You.