I can’t get my mind off of it now. A few days ago I read again the account of when Moses saw the burning bush, you know the one that was burning but would not burn out. Moses was curious, but completely unaware that he had actually stumbled into the very Presence of God. The thought came to mind, “Moses, HOLY was in your face!” Exodus 3:3-6 (Msg) gives me the impression that had God not spoken out loud, Moses may have paused, but then just walked on by. “Moses said, ‘What’s going on here? I can’t believe this! [...]
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I am an over-committer. I say yes to everything. I say yes to anything. I say yes if it sounds fun. I say yes if it sounds boring. I say yes if I am bored. I say yes if my calendar is packed. I say yes if I think I am capable. I say yes if I think there is some shred of hope I could figure it out. And this week I hit my wall. I’ve hit my max. This morning while trying to get it all done, I had to swing back by our house to pick up something [...]
Have you ever noticed how easy it is to speak kindness over others, but faced with just yourself you come up with nothing? Last week I went in for what I call my oil change with my counselor. I’m not in a season where I need intense and regular counseling, but I like going every so often just to check in. Mainly because she is one of the wisest, godliest women I have ever met and I love getting her insight on my life. After a while of chatting she got this smile, the kind that makes you feel like [...]
There has been a situation in a close friend’s life that left me feeling so helpless. Since I’m a doer, I especially hate this. I’ve already run through all the ways I could help. But it hasn’t made a real difference. Yesterday morning while I was sitting on my back porch with my hot cup of coffee and spiced pumpkin bread (yummy), the Lord got me. It seems ridiculous really, I should’ve heard His leading before. But His message was simply to pray. To pray like I mean it. So right there I prayed hard for this person and the [...]
Do you ever think: “Where do my passions and my gifts fit?” You look around and see hundreds of women doing what you want to do and you find yourself discouraged. This is something I’m struggling with right now. Where do I fit in? What’s the purpose of me going after my dreams when there are already so many others doing something so similar? Our passions might be different, but our journey is similar. My passion is women’s ministry, maybe yours is to be a musician, social justice crusader, mother, lawyer, doctor, teacher, artist, missionary, etc. We all want to [...]
There is a verse that slapped me upside the head this past week. One that totally took me by surprise because I’ve heard it about a million times in the past few decades of being in church. Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters. Colossians
The first time my dad taught me a lesson on giving away was horrible. He felt like I had too many things. I was eight and didn’t agree. But he was in charge and said make your giveaway pile. So in an attempt to convince him I didn’t have too much stuff, I spent all day long re-organizing my room.
Acts 3: 1-11 tells the story of a man who usually sat at the Temple gate called “Beautiful” to beg for provisions. On this particular day, Peter and John were entering the Temple from that very gate and the man asked them for a handout. He might as well have been the beggar at the street corner. Peter
This is a post I really didn’t want to write. Why? Because it’s going to both humble me and keep me accountable in front of the whole internet. Here it goes: I think I’m addicted to technology. I find myself using these small, hand-held devices as a filler for real life. My phone