Letting Go And Letting Come

Letting Go And Letting Come

Letting Go And Letting Come In late winter of this year  I journeyed to a private retreat in the woods of southern Georgia. I came to the retreat with expectations of “getting answers to life’s persistent questions” which at that moment, concerned my future. What will...
Late To Lent

Late To Lent

Late To Lent Years ago, when my independent church started noticing that there was more to the liturgical calendar than Easter and Christmas, I started noticing Lent. But I confess, I am a sometime Lent observer, and not a very consistent one. Ash Wednesday came and...
When Parts of Who I Am Feel Unlovable

When Parts of Who I Am Feel Unlovable

When Parts of Who I Am Feel Unlovable God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8 NIV) We love because he first loved us. (1 John 4:19 NIV) Let me share an amazing truth about me. One that blows me away...
Is There A Bright Side To Disappointment?

Is There A Bright Side To Disappointment?

Is There A Bright Side To Disappointment? We had hoped he was the one… (Luke 24:21 NIV) At my best, what I truly desire is for more of my brothers and sisters to know God and experience God’s grace (that is, be aware of God’s active love toward them...
Praying With Expectation And Praying With Expectations

Sometimes Just Starting Starts A Party In Heaven

Sometimes Just Starting Starts A Party In Heaven Who despised the day when little things began to happen? They will be delighted when they see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand. (Zechariah 4:10 GW) August 1 started a 30 day challenge that I’m committing to, to...
Is There A Center To God’s Will?

Is There A Center To God’s Will?

Is There A Center To God’s Will? A friend recently requested prayer on his blog, that he would be in the “center of God’s will.” I smile when I hear that phrase, because it brings to mind some target-shaped center of God’s will. Or a narrow mountain trail with...
The Space Between Action And Reaction

The Space Between Action And Reaction

The Space Between Action And Reaction The Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says to the people, “Come back and quietly trust in me. Then you will be strong and secure.” Isaiah 30:15 GNT Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer...
Embracing The Full Freedom Of Christ As A Single Woman

Embracing The Full Freedom Of Christ As A Single Woman

Embracing The Full Freedom Of Christ As A Single Woman Christ has set us free to live a free life. So take your stand! Never again let anyone put a harness of slavery on you. Galatians 5:1 MSG There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male...
Wear The Same Clothes Everyday

Wear The Same Clothes Everyday

Facebook reminded me of this little play on Colossians 3:12 today — from 6 years ago! Still love that God is most delighted when I wear the same clothes every day, the ones God designed for me to wear. Reminds me, too, of when kids dress like their parents...

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