While beginning my warmer weather running training tonight, the wind was brutal and causing my ears to burn…head to pound. I caught myself saying, “God, if you want this body to be a temple for you, stop this painful, cold wind.” I was brazen to become a little aggravated at God for not taking care of my needs,when I knew I was doing something He desires. As I finished my run...
@compassion: “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more...– ~John Quincy Adams
When fear shapes our lives, safety becomes our god. When safety becomes our god,...– Fearless, by Max Lucado
Few things are more encouraging and uplifting than blaring Davis Crowder’s “How He Loves” throughout the house and singing out until you are hoarse. You are welcome, neighbors.
All creation in the presence of the sun reaches up- branch, leaf, flower, grass. They inherently know how to worship the Creator. So do we. Raise up your hands today and likewise praise Him who also made you. Fearlessly rejoice in the presence of the Son.
Liz’s impromptu baptism tonight. She has had it on her mind for some time, but has been too scared to be in front of a big crowd. So, after most everyone left tonight, she took her coat off, waited til the crowd was sparse and stuck her foot in…nearly baptized herself. My family will especially love that her chosen theme song on the way home was Chariots of Fire. Dado’s...
Prayer for this morning
Let me see people as you see them today. Let me love them as you love them. Let me hate the things you hate, and love the things you love. Renew my mind and let me discern what is the good, pleasing and perfect will of God.
In our Bible Study group last night, we were asked did we love Jesus first and then decide to follow Him or decide to follow Him and the love grew from that decision? The scripture was, “12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works...
My Personal Mission Statement
I will live my life daily, not trudging through it as one with no hope, but as one who loves a God who loves me back, as one who serves THE MOST HIGH GOD. My nature and attitudes toward God, myself and others will be infused with Spirit-led joy, gratitude and wonder. I will open my eyes anew every day, beautiful Jesus. I will allow Him to make me strong in my weaknesses. I will live into and...
Go stand outside... gorgeous night!
If you haven’t already been outside tonight, I encourage you to toss on a jacket, go stand outside under the light of the full moon and be very, very still… listen to see what God has to say to you. A perfect night to break free from your “cages” [Wild Goose Chase ref.] It’s a beautiful night. Be still and know that He is God.
Ramblings about emotions in Heaven
So last night, I was reflecting on how much I love John. Not only that, but how much I really like him and like to be with him and how I enjoy every emotion he elicits in me. We have so much fun living life together, and it occurred to me that we most likely won’t have the same sort of relationship in Heaven. I began to wonder if it will be possible for our relationships in Heaven to be...