"What He ordains for us each moment is what is most holy, best, and most divine for us." Jean-Pierre de Caussade

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


"Jesus came to create bonds, and living in , with and through Jesus means discovering these bonds in myself and revealing them to others." These were the early morning words I read last week as I sat on the balcony overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. I have to admit I wasn't sure exactly what was being said; and so I just sat. But as I watched the waves lap the ocean floor and the foam tickle its shore, I began to understand a little bit of Henri Nouwen's thoughts. We experience bonds in all types of arenas. Bonds between a husband and wife; between friends; between other Christians. But this particular morning, I experienced a different kind of bonding. Maybe it was the vastness of the ocean or the constant-ness of the waves that drew me to the One who is even more vast and more constant. But bonding occurred. And with it came unity, healing and restoration.

I think that's the nature of a bond. Don't you?

Just an ordinary moment...


Melanie said...

I read your '10 things about me' on the LPM blog and had to thank you for the idea about creating autobiographies for our children. What a special, unique gift. I am going to do this for my two boys. Thank you!

You have a beautiful blog... so encouraging! I am new to blogging so if you have any feedback, I would greatly appreciate your visit.

In Him,

~ melscoffeebreak.blogspot.com ~

Joey said...

Beautiful, and so very true.

Jamie said...

I too found you through '10 things about me' and your list just clicked with me. I wonder if Beth had this reaching out in mind when she asked the question? Several of your 'things' I thought, me too, I should have put that... I have a favorite pink gown; my husband calls me Larry; you love teaching Bible studies, I love doing them; I collect teapots. So glad I found your page - it's soothing to the soul. I hope to stop by again.
Have a great day!

Jamie (who is afraid of snakes and looking for boots like Beth's!)