When I see an open window it reminds me of the opportunity each of us has to spiritually breathe in fresh air, exhale, and talk to God. For the practicing Christian, prayer is oxygen. And like prayer, an open window is an escape from the four walls that encase our minds. But a lot of […]
500 Words For Your Spiritual Journey
Every last one of us is on a journey. However, some folks are reluctant to admit "where they are" on their particular pilgrimage. Each of the following 500-word blog posts below are pulled from my raw and personal journals in hopes that you are encouraged to either start or continue your journey led by Someone who offers Himself as a guide.
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When we look back at this year, was there anything good that came out of 2020? Hopefully, it is the time we were given to take a hard look at ourselves.
Martin Luther said, “The maid who sweeps her kitchen is doing the will of God just as much as the monk who prays-not because she may sing a Christian hymn as she sweeps, but because God loves clean floors.”
We know we need it, but avoid it. We crave it, but fill ourselves with something else. We revere people who take advantage of it, but aren’t convicted enough to follow suit. It is: REST. SABBATH. CALMNESS. SERENITY. DOWNTIME. We binge watch Netflix for hours, and hit the pause button when we’ve had enough, but do […]
The human condition can’t be ignored, but watching the worst of human nature in 2020 makes one want to look away. Destroying an exterior historical monument won’t change the hearts’ interior.
From his memoir, Telling Secrets, the late Frederick Buechner wrote, “To be at peace is to have peace inside yourself more or less in spite of what is going on outside yourself.”
“Let go [of the outcome you desire], and let God [manifest His will].”
“You can never give another person that which you have found, but you can make him homesick for what you have.”
According to Matt Norman- “Not every situation or person is appropriate for revealing your vulnerability.”
I can’t say life gets easier just because someone comes up to me and says “Keep the faith.” That sounds generic.