LENT: FINISH

In my frail humanness, I️ shriek at the sound of suffering. I️ wave my white flag. I️ cower at the thought of hard circumstances and situations. I️ run from conflict and turn inward. I️ too easily choose despair. I️ somehow become unaware of others as I️ become hyper-focused on myself. I️ don’t breed hope and love at these times. But God is teaching me to stay in the fight and finish well.

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LENT: RECEIVE

There’s a lot of days where I can get stuck in my muck. I go through the motions. I get up. Make my coffee. Shuffle the kids off to school. And then, do it all over again. I live in a perpetual Groundhog’s Day. However, I am learning that God has a purpose for me…

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LENT: CHOOSE

You have a choice in how you live your life. You can choose to accept the spiritual gifts offered to you right now. You can choose peace in the midst of chaos. You can choose joy in the monotony. You can choose hope in bleak circumstances. You can choose forgiveness when undeserved. You can choose to love the unloveable. You can live like Jesus today. 

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LENT: BELONG

You belong here. And you have a seat at the table. Because you are fully accepted and loved. I️ am God’s. And He is mine. I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine. Song of Solomon 6:3 Firmly Established This verse is talking about the relationship that we have with Jesus. It is firmly…

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Are You Reading the Bible with Wrong Intentions?

Are You Reading the Bible with Wrong Intentions? More than anything, I want you to know that God is real. A personal relationship with Him is possible. The most fundamental way God speaks to us is by His Spirit through His Word.

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ADVENT DAY 21: WHEN THEY SAW THE STAR

As the day is drawing to an end, my littlest guy (who is six) sits eyeing a Christmas card made by his reading buddy. It perfectly depicts the nativity scene with Jesus lying in a manger. This scene is to draw our hearts to worship, but unfortunately, my son started comparing this beautiful piece of…

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