I’m reading through a book with a couple of friends that has been like a breath of fresh air in a life that can often feel noisy and distracting. It’s called Abundant Simplicity and was written by Jan Johnson. She encourages us to slow down and take a good look at our lives — how we spend our time, … [Read more...] about Let Go and Live
As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend. - Proverbs 27:17 (NLT) One of my main prayers for myself over the past couple of years was for meaningful friendships. My journal entries from this time are full of things like, “If God really cares for me, why would he let me feel so lonely … [Read more...] about Friendship
It was a Friday morning and my mom had just offered to take the kids to the park so I could have a few hours to myself. “Yes please!” was my response. It had been a trying week of mothering. Every meal had been a flop, I was snapping at the kids, I wasn’t finding time for exercise. My … [Read more...] about The Cross and Your Shame
I was watching a show the other night and there was a scene that really had me thinking about my spiritual growth. A sister is driving her brother to an AA meeting because she has just found him in his apartment with liquor bottles everywhere. He had been sober for a lengthy period and she is … [Read more...] about How Fit Am I?
As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God. I thirst for God, the living God. When can I go and stand before him? Psalm 42:1-2 (NLT) This is a beautiful beginning to Psalm 42 — wouldn’t you agree? If you’ve been in the church for any length of time you’ve probably heard … [Read more...] about Am I Thirsty?
Faith is an ongoing orientation of the soul towards God. -Brian Zahnd It was the beginning of December and I was getting the boys ready to go pick out our Christmas tree. My husband called and said he was leaving the office and we would meet him at the tree lot down the road. Of course we … [Read more...] about Orientation of the Soul