It’s been a lot of years since I sat on the bed of that tiny house in Arkansas having put 4 small kids to bed by myself. It was our normal routine, the most common way that I parented during those years of little’s. We had a Daddy at our house and we adored . . . → Read More: Whatever You Are Thinking
Something stuck with me from church this week. In teaching from John 15, the pastor had us count the number of times fruit and remain were in the passage. He noted that remain beat fruit 11 to 7 saying, “we think we should aim at the fruit and instead we must aim at the . . . → Read More: What Is Your Aim?
Thankfulness is pretty PC right now. It’s thanksgiving season, Ann Voskamp’s book was just fresh among us and everyone I know has a gratitude journal. It’s a good thing to consider the blessings of God, the things we receive even the responses of our seeming right actions.
“It is a good thing . . . → Read More: A View of Gratitude
“Now Jesus had not yet come into the village, but was still in the place where Martha met Him. 31Then the Jews who were with her in the house, and consoling her, when they saw that Mary got up quickly and went out, they followed her, supposing that she was going to the tomb to . . . → Read More: Jesus Wept
Sometime we need to be told the truth straight out; which for me means rereading Gary Thomas’ excellent book Holy Available. Here is a nugget from the chapter on our minds.
“…if someone is ignorant of God’s word, then they will reflect their ignorance in their beliefs, their speech, their purpose in . . . → Read More: Fight Ignorance
“What the typical person needs today is a shoulder to cry on, an ear for listening, some wise counsel and appropriate personal accountability. We need a far more invasive and intimate resource of support than we’ve previously experienced outside the family. Otherwise, our social foundations might crumble further, resulting in even more . . . → Read More: Messy or Manufactured ?
There was a theme this weekend that I seemed to hear in every message. It was in the skit on Sunday that portrayed God as giver of gifts particular to the person. It was woven deep into the words of Ann Voskamp of A Thousand Gifts on Saturday. The songs that were song hung . . . → Read More: He is Good
There is a note scribbled on my bulletin from a few Sunday’s ago that says “be a pursuer of others”. We were studying 1 Peter, and at some point I wrote myself that message.
Be a pursuer of others.
What exactly does that mean? I looked first at the verse reference I had written . . . → Read More: Pursuing Others
It is amazing the things the mind remembers.
When I was a little girl at Almyra Baptist Church, we gathered on Sunday mornings to sing. While seated in the little wooden chairs my mind was saturated with song after song that I still remember. Today, I thought about this one…
Zacchaeus was a wee . . . → Read More: Up A Tree
Tonight I am speaking at Phantom Ranch youth camp and addressing the statement that God is bigger than big. He’s bigger than your problem, trouble, issue or pain. Whatever you are facing…God is bigger!
Seeking to explain this to the girls, I found myself looking at Mary and Martha. Those two ladies are known . . . → Read More: Bigger Than Big