Does life feel dull? You are going through the motions, nothing exciting is happening, so you're just waiting for something really good or really bad to happen. Your relationships, your job, your hobbies, even your walk with God feel very still. Life's so still, it's stale! The plateaus have a way of churning unrest in … Continue reading Hit That Reset Button
Just a friendly reminder to be patient: To be patient with those around you. They will get there. To be patient with yourself. You will get there. To be patient with God? Wait on God. Be His servant--a server--a waiter who does what is asked when it is asked. Patience is preparation. Patience is understanding. … Continue reading Patience My Friend
Oh, how I needed this day to come. Summer ripens in August, the heat smothers you, the rain changes its patterns and becomes more unpredictable. You can count on it making its daily appearance but the routine of days before is crumbling. No more sun until 3pm and showers at 4pm. Around this point of … Continue reading August First
Last night, our pastor's wife said that God gives us something specific to do in every season. I've come to realize the season I am. It's not marked by a solstice, the weather or the color of the leaves, rather the emotion that I need to confront. Which is, per the title, fear. Fear may … Continue reading Fear Distorts Perception
I hadn't painted in a while and I was feeling the pain of it. You ever miss something so much, it hurts? The way your body craves for exercise or your mind for relaxation. I needed to paint. My thoughts were getting loud. Painting, like cooking, is a good way for me to act and … Continue reading Binge Painting
I have a pride problem. God is working with me on that. So I am trying to be more mindful of what I am proud of, how I use the word proud/prideful, overall, just observing how pride rises up in me or in my surroundings. A couple years ago, Jordan Peterson tweeted something about something … Continue reading Independence Day Reflection
They say that the Bible is a mirror because it shows us exactly who we are. So, I encourage you to take it up and start fixing that outward presentation.