Top of the list of things you can do to increase your peace and joy in these crazy times is to read the Bible. Oh, no. Bible reading has become one of those legalistic “must do’s” that most of us have decided we don’t have to do any more. As Christians, we listen to preachers, … Continue reading Give Me Life Through Your Word!
Category: Child of God
Who are you? When asked this question, we generally spout a list of characteristics such as our age, height, weight, marital status, education, job. We define ourselves by physical traits and life experiences. When we face challenges in life, we compare our ability to overcome against this list and come up with a statistical analysis … Continue reading You Are a Winner!
Last week I talked about the role of fear in my life—how it acts as Nanny Gatekeeper between me and all the things I could have, do and be if I would just kick her to the curb, step over the body, and do what I need to do. So what if I fall down? … Continue reading Courage is Its Own Reward
Last week I took care of my grandchildren while their parents went to Hawaii for a long-overdue respite. Ages four and one, they are adorable girls—smart, funny, gorgeous. They are also little people with expectations, desires, routines, and the usual quirks. It was an entire course in human relationships crammed into a few short days. … Continue reading How to Improve Your Relationships
"Not all who wander are lost." That quote by J.R.R. Tolkien is a favorite of my sister’s. I can’t fault her for her interpretation: staying put in one spot all your life–never exploring your options, never seeing the world with fresh eyes would be a shame. For me though, it has a different meaning and … Continue reading Although Not All Who Wander Are Lost, Some Just Might Be…
The arrival of May got me thinking about the seasons. The weather changes, but the seasons remain the same, year after year, century after century. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter. Predictable. Unfailing. We have been talking about the lies we believe about God and this reminded me of another one: He is capricious and unpredictable. In … Continue reading Choose Life!
There is a prevalent fear among Christians that we can lose our salvation by failing to ask forgiveness for misdeeds. This sentiment was expressed by a reader who commented on a previous post, “[My childhood prayer] seemed to set up the idea that my salvation was in question. Every night the same question and hope … Continue reading Signed, Sealed, and Delivered!
In the last post, we talked about the lies that hold us back from reaching our full potential. Specifically the lies we believe about God and our relationship to Him. When lies are repeated over and over, they start to sound like truth and we incorporate them into our belief system and worldview. From there, … Continue reading God’s Not Mad at You
"May you live in interesting times," is said to be a curse. Our times are interesting indeed! But could this actually be a blessing? The Bible says that we are to count it all joy when we encounter troubles and trials for when we succeed in facing them, it develops patience and good character. That … Continue reading The Curse of Interesting Times?
Good morning, my Jesus! What will it take to calm my monkey mind? The one that continually runs screaming down dark hallways, bumping into dead-ends and bouncing off walls like a crazed cartoon character? When will I learn to run the maze and make a B-line for the reward? When will I learn to run … Continue reading Stop the World! I Want to Get Off!