The world hasn’t changed, but we must change how we inhabit the world.
In his poignant plea, Job asks prophetically that his trials be recorded permanently for all to see, written in “iron pen and lead, hewn in rock forever.” That his suffering never be forgotten.
Your story, like theirs, begins with a journey to God-knows-where, with a torn map at best, full of threats and perils, promises and wonders, your words and deeds echoing beyond your reach in time and space.
A person is courageous not if she fears nothing, not if she is never afraid. A courageous person fears what should be feared, and doesn't fear things that should not frighten us.
We cannot take for granted our advantages over others in health, or wealth, or talents, or ability, or success. We must pay a price for all these unearned benefits and uncounted breaks, especially in a period of local, regional, national, and global crisis.
Prayer is important. It’s a conversation with God. It’s personal. It’s biblical. Sometimes it’s silent and sometimes it’s loud. Sometimes it’s by yourself and sometimes it’s with others. I’ll admit that when I pray, a lot of prayers are about me, here and now. Like praying about a test coming up or drama with friends … Continue reading In a Conversation with Our Heavenly Father
I’m going to be really real up front: sometimes I wonder if following Jesus is worth it. *GASP* how can such a thing be said?!?! On a ChRistIAN bLoG No LeSs?! Can I take a moment to share some more honesty? I struggle with going to church, despite having grown up inside its walls and … Continue reading Redeeming the Rubble
The Lord said “fiat lux” and there was light. When Jesus was teaching his disciples how to pray, he taught them “fiat voluntas Tua,” which means “Thy will be done.” Fiat. A short, four letter word with such a strong meaning behind it. Fiat is a latin word that means yes, but it is not … Continue reading Fiat
Lately I’ve felt as though I am always surrounded. Surrounded by inescapable expectations, stress, fear of failure. It follows me wherever I go, leaving me feeling trapped. I feel relieved being able to articulate it now, but for so long I wasn’t couldn’t fully understand and grasp what I was feeling and why I was … Continue reading Open Palms
“Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses? Jesus replied, “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important; ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Matthew 22:36-39 NLT Jesus was very clear about … Continue reading Jesus & the Process