Purpose

Our purpose. It’s hard to imagine, but God designed you and your purpose long before your parents conceived you. Your days are numbered by Him, and He places you where you are in this moment.  We often question our purpose, especially during times of suffering, or monotony. Jeremiah 1:4-5 The word of the LORD came to…

Do it anyway

There is a concentrated movement to “enjoy the journey” and enjoy the moment, or the process that leads to an outcome.  If we lament the details, we will spend most of our life in complaint, worry, or not recognizing the benefits of growth. I was working with my 10-year-old in a life lesson talk.  It…

Bringing out the God-colors in the world…

Are you tired?  Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me.  Get away with me and you’ll recover your life.  I’ll show you how to take a real rest.  Walk with me and work with me–watch how I do it.  Learn the unforced rhythms of grace.  I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on…

Bury the Chicken!

A lady shared a beautiful story to illustrate the love and grace of God.  I tried to find the story on the internet, but I could not find it anywhere.  So, it makes me wonder if her husband created this story?  I’m not sure.  Just before one of our sessions, someone brought up their time…

When you Worship you Pray Twice!

“When you worship you pray twice.” That was an ongoing quote shared during the ladies’ retreat weekend. This morning on the way to work, I was praying to God about a conflict in which words were spoken in haste, and the residual effects were looming on the way to work.  A worship song came on the…

My Cup Runs Over!

What is your birth order?  Are you the first born? Middle child? The youngest? What season of life within your family did you come into this world?  What did your parents see fit to name you? Jeremiah 1:4-5 The word of the LORD came to me, saying, Before I formed you in the womb I…

“I will bless you…and you will be a blessing to others” (Genesis 12:12)

The One Thing Christians Should Stop Saying was shared with me by a treasured friend. The author, Scott Dannemiller, boldly addressed the popularized expression: “I’m blessed”. When I say that my material fortune is the result of God’s blessing, it reduces The Almighty to some sort of sky-bound, wish-granting fairy who spends his days randomly bestowing…

Harvest Moon

This year’s Harvest Moon happens tonight, Sept. 8 and it will also be the moment of our natural satellite’s perigee, or the point at which the Moon is closest to Earth. This means it will light up the night sky even more than usual, and will appear bigger.  According to the National Aeronautics and Space…

Shake it off and do the next thing

One day a farmer’s donkey fell into an abandoned  well. Terrified, the animal cried for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old and impossible to retrieve. He realized the well needed to be filled to prevent future losses. So he invited all his neighbors…