March 11, 2015
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Jeremiah 8:18 – 9:6

For the hurt of my poor people I am hurt, I mourn, and dismay has taken over me.

I pitch the newspaper into the recycle bin. I can read no more. Is there no good news in the world, Lord? Is there no good news in this city? We pray and seek and serve, yet often feel farther than ever from your kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. I risk shaking my DSC05328head in dismay and retreating into my comfortable life out of discouragement for possibly doing any good. O that I had in the desert a travelers lodging place (9:2).Alas, while I cannot hide, “there is a place of quiet rest…a place of full release.” A place where I can relinquish my dismay to be renewed in hope, to continue praying and seeking and serving, loving one person at a time, one day at a time, to reveal your Light in the world. “There is a place of comfort sweet…near to the heart of God.”[1]

[1] “There is a Place of Quiet Rest” by Cleland B. McAfee, Park College, 1903.

(c) 2015 Amy W. Moore

About The Author:

My simple life… is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I let God lead me. I have been married to Greg for 27 years and we have three wonderful children. My simple life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I let God take control. I followed God’s call to begin seminary at Perkins School of Theology in January 2006. I graduated in May 2011. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God’s call. I began the Degree in the Art of Spiritual Direction at San Francisco Theological Seminary in January 2009. I graduated in May 2011. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God's call. I was ordained in the Presbyterian Church USA and spent three amazing years in Pastoral Ministry at Highland Springs Senior Living in Dallas, TX. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God's call. My passion is the Christian Spiritual Life. As a spiritual director and retreat leader, I am so blessed to hear how God is at work in the world. How is God at work in your life?

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