We may never be called to lay down our lives for others, yet we can make daily choices to die to ourselves for the glory of God and the good of others.
“This hope will not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” Romans 5:5 How do you feel once the holidays have drawn to a close and the reality of every day life begins to settle back in? For most of us,Continue reading “Following the Fireworks”
“How long does it take your soul to realize that your life is full? The slower the living, the greater the sense of fullness and satisfaction.” –Ann Voskamp The moments are full of promise, ripe with life. Yet I choose how to spend the moments. Am I hurrying from one thing to the next, eagerContinue reading “Fifteen Minutes”
Jesus is our perfect example of how to love our enemies and to respond when we are attacked.
“Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.” I Peter 5:6-7 How big are your shoulders? At times, I am convinced mine are larger than a linebacker’s because I feel like it is myContinue reading “Cultivating the Art of Casting”
“LORD, you are my portion and my cup of blessing; you hold my future.” Psalm 16:5 Yesterday I attended the celebration of life of a man who I only had personally met a handful of times but felt I knew through his beloved wife. Laughter and tears walked a delicate tightrope amongst the attendees. FunnyContinue reading “Mindfully Creating A Legacy”
“And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above, and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.” Daniel 12:3 “In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who isContinue reading “Shining Stars”
“The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.” Romans 16:20 Do you ever feel like you just need a win? Like today would be the perfect day for something good to happen or even experience a minor victory? Me too! When we wereContinue reading “Hope Heartens”
“But Martha was distracted with much serving.” Luke 10:40 Martha makes an easy target in this story of the two sisters from Bethany. We esteem Mary for choosing the better way and making the right choice. Every time I read the account of the sisters in Luke 10:38-42 (go ahead and flip there to readContinue reading ““Who’s Distracted?!”
“For I will now break off his yoke from you and tear off your shackles.” Nahum 1:13 “Therefore, if the Son sets you free, you really will be free.” John 8:36 I do some of my best thinking when I am pounding the pavement on a long run. It’s that time where all of theContinue reading “Shaking Off Shackles”