I wonder how farmers feel when they first plant seeds and then wait for the results? A harvest takes an entire season of plowing, planting, watering, cultivating, weeding, tending and, well…waiting. An entire season. Not a few days or weeks. Even though some plants sprout quickly, (thank you beans in kindergarten classrooms!), they still require … More Keep Stepping
“Even as we cling to the promises of divine truth, we scrutinize our natural world for answers that require supernatural solutions. Somehow we inherently believe that if we can understand the motivation and contextualization of our crisis, then we can contain it, reduce it, and eliminate it.” (Author Unknown) It’s encouraging to know that this … More Promises and Process
“If you change your thoughts, you will change your existence.” I’m not sure who said this, but I saw this quote recently and it made me think. The Bible says that “as a man thinketh, so is he.” I’ve never fully embraced that idea. I guess I didn’t really understand the meaning behind it. Or … More Where Is Your Thinking Taking You?
Today I have the pleasure of re-posting an impactful message written by my dear friend and mentor, Janie Garber. Janie is a life and health coach who has pastored churches with her husband, Ken, been a missionary in France and walked with hundreds of women through challenges in every area of life. I highly recommend … More Guest Post: Making Comparisons
“Accepting we are accepted for no other reason than that the God of the universe loves us is the hardest thing you and I will ever do.” Stephan Bauman from his book Break Open the Sky The God of the universe loves you. Can you wrap your mind around that? Until we do, we … More Loved and Accepted
“God does not want to punish us for clinging to our past—He wants to love us into our future.” Rev. Samuel Rodriguez Sometimes we hold onto our past as if by letting it go we will lose something, when in fact, we lose more by clinging with a tight fist. Moving forward means we have … More Letting Go
“Perfect love casts out all fear.” I know the Bible tells me this, but there are times when I’m still afraid. Maybe fear comes from a job loss, a diagnosis of illness or an approaching storm. We can feel afraid when the power goes out, a car swerves into our lane or our child isn’t … More Love Dispels Fear
I’ve always struggled with settling. But I believe God is teaching me that being content doesn’t mean settling. God is the God of more. He takes us from glory to glory and tells us Jesus came to give us an abundant life.He says he wants to prosper us and provide for us according to all … More Contentment or Settling?
Every day we are faced with situations that seem impossible. Whether it is an illness, the ruin of a relationship, a sudden traumatic event or even goals and dreams that seem out of our reach, impossibilities surround us. But God says that nothing is impossible with him. I’ve had a number of impossibilities in my … More Impossible?
“90 % of what I do, I do to piss people off because it amuses me.” I overheard this bit of a conversation from a senior student during class as I was substitute teaching one day, and it made me think. Yes, I admit I was disappointed to hear this sentiment. But I also thought … More Check My Attitude