Feeling Insignificant?

“You, Lord, give perfect peace even in turmoil to those who keep their purpose firm and put their trust in you.” Isaiah 26:3  “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi Today my sprinkler system wasn’tContinue reading Feeling Insignificant?

Who Are You Under Pressure?

“In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very natureof a servant, being made in human likeness.And being found in appearance as a man, he humbledContinue reading Who Are You Under Pressure?

Belonging

“I will call those who were not my people, ‘My people,’ and I will call her who was unloved,‘My beloved.’”Romans 9:25 NET “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one!”” C.S. Lewis Being a Christian means we belong. We belong toContinue reading Belonging

Anger or Righteous Anger?

“If only you, God, would slay the wicked!    Away from me, you who are bloodthirsty!20 They speak of you with evil intent;    your adversaries misuse your name.21 Do I not hate those who hate you, Lord,    and abhor those who are in rebellion against you?22 I have nothing but hatred for them;    I count them my enemies. 23 Search me, God, and knowContinue reading Anger or Righteous Anger?

Ashamed of Shame

“What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.” Mark 10:51 NIV “Shame is the most powerful, master emotion. It’s the fear that we’re not good enough.”Brene Brown The blind man wanted to see. I’ve pondered Jesus’ question many times, “What do youContinue reading Ashamed of Shame

Testing + Difficulty= Destiny

“Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.” Ezekiel 36:26 NASB “Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone – we findContinue reading Testing + Difficulty= Destiny

Self-Love?

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful; I know that full well.” Psalm 139:13-14 NIV “You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.” Unknown “Put your oxygen mask on firstContinue reading Self-Love?

Friendship with the Father

“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 ESV What a friend we have in JesusAll our sins and griefs to bearWhat a privilege to carryEverything to God in prayer   — Joseph M. Scriven She was abandoned, this beautiful Siamese cat, close to my home.Continue reading Friendship with the Father

Sunshine Christian?

“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14 NIV Two angels came down from heaven. One to rule theContinue reading Sunshine Christian?

Christianity is Learning to Love

“Jesus replied: “’Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’” Matthew 22:34 NIV “When people hurt us, it helps us to learn how to let go of wanting them to love us. It helps us to learn how to love purely.”― Donna Goddard, Love’sContinue reading Christianity is Learning to Love