He Delights In You

“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and he takes delight in his way.” Psalm 37:23 “Cowards are cruel, but the brave love mercy and delight to save.” John Gay Your peek into your sleeping child’s room and you are mesmerized by the sight of such innocence. You delight in yourContinue reading “He Delights In You”

What if You Hadn’t Been Born?

“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, this person is a new creation; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 NASB “The moment the focus of your life shifts from your badness to his goodness, the questions becomes not “What have I done?” but “What can He do?” John R.Continue reading “What if You Hadn’t Been Born?”

I Do This–I Don’t Do That

I Do This–I Don’t Do That “But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.” John 3:21 NASB 1995 “You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.” Carl Gustav Jung I am a mom. Do you know thatContinue reading “I Do This–I Don’t Do That”

Boredom or Threshold?

Boredom or Threshold? “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:15-16 “Life is never boring, but some people choose to be bored.” ~ Wayne Dyer Boredom is a great enemy of black sheep types. I don’t needContinue reading Boredom or Threshold?

What Would I Be Doing If This Hadn’t happened?

“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.” John 14:18 ESV “Faith is the only force that can hold you fast at all times.” Lailah Gifty Akita Your child has a bad report from school. You received bad health news. Your month has run out of money. You had an explosiveContinue reading What Would I Be Doing If This Hadn’t happened?

Sarcastic Words or Helpful Words?

 “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption” Ephesians 4:29-30 NIV “Sarcasm is aContinue reading Sarcastic Words or Helpful Words?

Art in the  Broken

“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” Ephesians 2:10 NLT “God uses broken things. It takes broken soil to produce a crop, broken clouds to give rain, broken grain to give bread, broken bread to giveContinue reading Art in the  Broken

Sifted Like Wheat

“Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.” Luke 22:31-32 “Taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it.” Serenity Prayer SometimesContinue reading Sifted Like Wheat

What’s Your Why?

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 NIV “GreatContinue reading What’s Your Why?

Choosing Your Absence

“But he withdrew himself in the deserts and prayed.” Luke 5:16 ERV “Choose your absence so that your presence will have more impact.” — Emily P. Freeman Sometimes I withdraw to breathe. Sometimes I withdraw to cry. Sometimes I withdraw to play! Sometimes I withdraw to meditate and pray. These are healthy and growth-enhancing times—notContinue reading Choosing Your Absence