Tones of humility & grace mingled with truth & wisdom accomplishes much more than loud, harsh, hate-filled, fear-driven manipulation. #truthandgrace #graceandtruth #justanobservation
At a recent youth retreat, we played a game called battleship. We found ourselves running across a gym, from "quarter-ship" to "half-ship", and then suddenly sprinting back to "main deck". It involved a lot of running, sometimes stopping on a dime or making quick u-turns - while showing good sportsmanship (no pun intended). Real life… Continue reading U-turns
I know myself well enough to know that sometimes I get a sudden urge to write and I need inspiration to get started. Those sparks files bring other ideas or challenge me to remember what was so important that I'd write it down... Sometimes, patterns emerge and I'll realize that God's been teaching me something through those "sparks." Those are delightful moments for me, as it's as if God's invited me into a secret time with Him... to learn...
Where we are, God is already there working. Ahead of us. We may not see or perceive yet, but He is victorious. He is greater. Press on, dear one. Endure.
Jesus is the ultimate trail guide! He knows what gear we need, how to use it...
God was eager to be in relationship with me
Lately, conversations have had the thread of loss woven throughout... loss of loved ones, loss of wonder for Christmas, loss of hope... Can I just share what's on my heart? (Please hear me say this with the utmost desire to encourage you - and myself.) Christmas isn't defined by lights, family, and traditions. It isn't… Continue reading Hope-How to get it back
Have you considered that serving should be a lifestyle? A daily occurrence?
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What am I hanging my hope on today? Is my life a sum of my actions, abilities, projects, friends, clubs?... What about all those regrets? Is this life a sum of regrets?