Last week we were in the cave - finding temporary shelter and making a plan to move forward. This week we've somehow made it to the strong, fortified city - the Psalmist doesn't tell us how that happens. But after the first Selah, the tone of the song changes. Psalm 46:4-7 (NRSV) says: There is… Continue reading Monday Musing: Pause And Reflect (Pt. 3)
Research credit for this post goes to my pastor, who preached a sermon on Psalm 46 this past Mother's Day. He pulled out some nuances in the text of this Psalm that made the geeky parts of my brain happy. And I haven't stopped thinking about what it might mean for my life. Selah. As… Continue reading Monday Musing: Pause And Reflect (Pt. 2)
Confession: I am someone who can be offended pretty easily. It's not like I walk around angry all the time. I don't enjoy the negative feelings that come with it. But sometimes I forget to look for the good, and I get caught up in the reaction to the bad. In an online world, this… Continue reading Monday Musing: I Don’t Want To Be Like Her
I'm not a fan of dirt under my fingernails, or even the sensation of dirt on my hands at all. But there was time, not very long ago, that I walked around with dirt on my hands, just hoping no one would notice it. I knew it was there; I knew why it was there. But I definitely hid it from everyone. The last thing I wanted to do was talk about what I had been doing (or not doing) that made my hands so dirty.
Followers of Jesus have been entrusted with talents and tasks. So what do we do with them? How do we use them in a way that will please our Master?
We've been taught to worship God, and that idols are bad. But what does idolatry look like in the 21st century? Reviewing Psalm 115 today!
Thoughts on authenticity, friendship, and 2018 retreat in review.
"You find what you look for" - a statement that means different things to different people. But what does the Bible say about it?
Hello, New Chapters. I'm not even announcing a major life change. I'm just turning 40, and I sense that as an eventful decade of my life ends, it's the start of something even better. I've always loved my birthday, and I never really had a hang up about numbers. Until I turned 35. That one… Continue reading Bye, 30s – Thanks For The Memories
God sees all my flaws. He’s the Maker of my heart, the Designer of my life, who knit me together and laid out my steps. He’s formed me, molded me, reshaped me throughout my life. The molding and reshaping is an ongoing process. I am never not in His hands.