“You can never give another person that which you have found, but you can make him homesick for what you have.”
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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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.
From Wild at Heart, John Eldredge writes, “There comes a time when you have to leave all that is familiar, and go into the unknown with God.”
“Some Christians treat God as a kind of insurance agent. In hard times, they expect Him to issue a claim check to restore what they’ve lost. While waiting for Him to change their circumstances for the better, they withhold fellowship from him.” (Joni Eareckson Tada)
According to author Sheila Walsh, if you scramble the word DEPRESSION you get “I PRESSED ON.” But what if you don’t know how to press on?
The Holy Spirit will not room with bitterness, lust, and unforgiveness, to name a few. Our junk stands in complete opposition to the holiness of the living God. Hence, the miserable feeling we experience when we try to play it both ways.
Smack-dab in the middle of the Corona virus pandemic, an EF-3 tornado dropped on April 12, 2020 in the East Brainerd area of Chattanooga, Tennessee, fueled by 145 mph winds. I didn’t realize the magnitude of the storm until I walked with my wife through her parents neighborhood the following day. Electrical cables blown asunder. […]
“Weirdness is a tool of the Divine. As people of faith, our lives get weird before they become clear.”
Sara Hagerty writes, “Rarely do I notice the roots of a tree unless my feet stumble over them. I may notice the way branches above me cut across the sky as I pull out of my driveway. I may sit with my toddler in the shade or pick apples at an orchard with my children in early autumn. I may roll a newly fallen leaf between my fingers. But most of the time I walk unaware right over the roots, the hidden life of every tree that makes everything else-branches, shade, fruit, and leaves-possible at all.” (Unseen)