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 love the saying, "God's Word never changes, the culture changes." There is nothing missed in the Bible and there is wisdom for every situation. Even if the culture is different, God's Living Word still applies.
We look at the book of Titus to see an important two-fold reminder God has saved for us. "How much more intentional can our God get? It's almost like He knows that we are a forgetful people who will be distracted by our own emotion, rationality, and urges."
We were talking about quiet times with God earlier this week at community group. It quickly became evident that everyone had different ideas about devotionals. One of the leaders gave some good advice to those who weren't sure about the purpose behind devotion or how exactly to go about quiet time with God. She told … Continue reading Doing it Your Own Way
It would be honorable to give your all to Jesus, wouldn't it? Some might not think so. Mark 14:3-9 Meanwhile, Jesus was in Bethany at the home of Simon, a man who had previously had leprosy. While he was eating, a woman came in with a beautiful alabaster jar of expensive perfume made from essence of … Continue reading Expensive Gifts
*Things* hit the fan recently. And, I remembered how bad weather times its appearance very conveniently. Unexpected problems slither their way in at just the right time. Right when you've found rest, motivation, a positive outlook is when chaos comes to remind you that it is still alive. And thriving. These storms often bring along … Continue reading Embracing Stormy Thoughts
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me... As much as I'd like this phrase to be true, today, it's meaningless. Words do hurt people and even the most shallow of verbal offenses prove consequential. It may be absurd that people can be injured by superficial words, by arrangements of … Continue reading The Words We Speak