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Only because – a reflection on Psalm 5 & 6

only because you shaped my life from clay and dust

can i know you as creator friend

only because you saw my brokenness

can my wounds be healed with a potter’s hands

only because of who you are and all you’ve done

can i see the way i should go

only because of your unfailing love

can i walk in peace and grace and more…

i hang on only because you do not let me go

i stand in awe only because you have raised me up

i believe today only because you help me see through eyes of faith

i take the next step knowing that you are my ONLY  and my BECAUSE.

DM-Jan 2010


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God with us…really?

All right then, the Lord himself will give you the sign. Look! The virgin[f] will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel (which means ‘God is with us’).

Isaiah 7:14

Holy Bible. New Living Translation copyright © 1996, 2004 by Tyndale Charitable Trust.

God with us.  Trying to unpack those three words is a bit overwhelming.  With no verb, there is not a time frame to when God is with us.  Wherever we are in our lives – our vast geographies, our span of experiences, our unique situations – God is with us.


God with us in our distractions.

God with us in the things we cannot control.

God with us in our celebrations.

God with us in the mundane things.

God with me in my loss.

God with me when I am searching.

God with me when I fail.

God with me in my frustrations.

God with me in a moment of utter joy.

God with me, nudging me, loving me and coming after me when I choose to not be with him.


Denise McKinney

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