But that's as far as it ever goes.
Women, sex, and the church. Christian leaders have not equipped their young women for lives of discipleship and purity, and so have left them to be defined as women in a culture of lust and impurity.
The God of light who commands the armies of angels. The God Who Was, and Is, and Who Will Be. This is our God; the One we worship. This is my Father, who gently stirs me from my sleep, and holds me in the love and safety of His arms.
It's the elixir of life; the fountain of youth; what the earth and everyone in it needs to survive. We've all seen the effects of drought on the land, or our poor unsuspecting house plants - and humans fare no better without water.
As I admired what lay before me through the steam of my coffee, I felt the whisper of the Father's voice in my heart.