Is There A Bright Side To Disappointment?

Is There A Bright Side To Disappointment?

We had hoped he was the one… (Luke 24:21 NIV) At my best, what I truly desire is for more of my brothers and sisters to know God and experience God’s grace (that is, be aware of God’s active love toward them and within the world.) When I’m in...
Sometimes Just Starting Starts A Party In Heaven

Sometimes Just Starting Starts A Party In Heaven

Who despised the day when little things began to happen? They will be delighted when they see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand. (Zechariah 4:10 GW) August 1 started a 30 day challenge that I’m committing to, to create every day. I don’t do challenges...
Is There A Center To God’s Will?

Is There A Center To God’s Will?

A friend recently requested prayer on his blog, that he would be in the “center of God’s will.” I smile when I hear that phrase, because it brings to mind some target-shaped center of God’s will. Or a narrow mountain trail with steep drop offs to either side. For a...
The Space Between Action And Reaction

The Space Between Action And Reaction

The Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says to the people, “Come back and quietly trust in me. Then you will be strong and secure.” Isaiah 30:15 GNT Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present...
Wear The Same Clothes Everyday

Wear The Same Clothes Everyday

Facebook reminded me of this little play on Colossians 3:12 today — from 6 years ago! Still love that God is most delighted when I wear the same clothes every day, the ones God designed for me to wear. Reminds me, too, of when kids dress like their parents...
Auguries and Destinies

Auguries and Destinies

To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour from “Auguries of Innocence” by William Blake   The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to...
When I forget, God Remembers

When I forget, God Remembers

Forgetting, deleting, redoing, undoing. I wrote this post two nights ago, while I was meditating on all I think about, and the thoughts I don’t write down, and that get lost in the mist of my conscious mind. Not wanting to forget my meditations on that subject,...
When Your Heart Is Shattered, God Is Right There

When Your Heart Is Shattered, God Is Right There

Things can get easily shattered in the dark. Precious things, like our hearts. We grope and wonder what is out there, and if it could possibly be good. When we reach out and touch something that’s familiar, it comforts us with just the knowing that we’ve...
When Our Hearts Condemn Us, He Is There

When Our Hearts Condemn Us, He Is There

Our teaching pastor, Zach Van Dyke, was teaching on Romans 7 this week. He defines covetousness concisely and simply: Coveting is setting your heart on what you want more than the God who wants you. We each have a hole — an infinite spaciousness in our soul that...

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