At the inauguration of his public ministry, Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, nothing in hand. Completely empty. Interestingly, Matthew 4:1 tells us Jesus, God-in-flesh, was led there “to be tempted by the devil.” All along this was part of God’s plan. Jesus then fasted and prayed for 40 days and nights… Continue reading
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.
I️ bought an insta-pot yesterday. It seems to be all the rage and this friend sold me on it. I️ mean, she just went on and on and on about how awesome it is. She claims to use it almost every day and it can cook anything (at least that’s what she said). She can saute, slow cook, pressure cook, and steam. I’m pretty sure after talking to her that it can also walk my dog…#readmore
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… Continue reading
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.
Concerns about Coronovirus COVID-19 is running amok and the fear frenzy is starting to escalate. Face masks, gloves, and hand sanitizers fly off the shelf, and people prepare to isolate. With all of the hype, I️ have noticed one thing…FEAR IS HAVING A HEYDAY! If you find yourself in this place, or someone you know, please pass this post on to them.