If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten- Who knows I like most people thought this quote was attributable to the motivational speaker Tony Robbins. I couldn’t understand why Jesus was whispering it in my ear today because what the heck self-help guru is going to help me? The whispers… Continue reading Tony Robbins or Jesus?
It took a man dying to wake me up… I wasn’t prepared. Kinda like that whole virgins with the oil parable, or the thief, or keeping watch. God seems to run fire alarm drills. I have lived life using checklists, it’s what I do. A check here, a check there and my assignment is complete. It’s not… Continue reading The First and Third Sunday
“The matter is quite simple. The bible is very easy to understand. But we Christians are a bunch of scheming swindlers. We pretend to be unable to understand it because we know very well that the minute we understand, we are obliged to act accordingly. Take any words in the New Testament and forget everything… Continue reading The quote that wrecked my life
A day of reflection. A time taken away to devote our minds and hearts to God. It sounded like a good idea for me, and in some ways it was… there are no coincidences in God’s kingdom. But the day of reflection, presented and planned with a lunch to boot felt more forced than supernatural.… Continue reading The Christian Minimalist
It’s been a horrible week for me. The kids were off for Christmas break and the school district decided to forget about Jesus when making the schedule. This week was filled with down time, no holidays and no place to run. The kids were inpatient, fighting and regressing from their lack of a schedule. I… Continue reading Maybe we should stop asking what’s best for our children
When I was saved He took nothing away other than my personal blindness. And He brought me so much richness of living. Why should I now think He wants to teach me a lesson, take it all away, make me live in darkness, live away from the Light? Paul- Growing with God, How did I… Continue reading Should I stay or should I go?
These words roused me this morning. I can do what? I was half asleep and in between sips of coffee when I read them. I had gone out of my devotional and into another translation when I saw the words. Ask for a confirming sign from the Lord your God. You can even ask for… Continue reading You can even ask for something Miraculous
I have sat here a million times in front of this screen. I have deleted a million posts, writings and pages. I have wondered if anyone is even listening. I have skated past the idea that what I say would affect someone, or that anyone would even care. I have moved past those who would… Continue reading Audience of one
While this morning I wake up stifled, God gives me the word “today.” And that leads down winding roads, and that leads me to be in the moment. I am numb, afraid once again to be me, as I sit in a foreign land. Sometimes I can’t write words unless they are dancing around in… Continue reading Somebody else’s words
I am almost settling into my new role as mommy. I find myself still uncomfortable, not yet there but joyous at the days that await me. As preparation, God sent me to Las Vegas. Shocking as it may seem, Vegas seems to be the very place that has given me the foretaste of the promised… Continue reading Finding God in Vegas