I needed to shampoo my hair, but the shampoo would not cooperate. I had shaken the container once, twice and more times – each shake progressively more vigorous than before; but the shampoo remained unmoved inside! I wanted to give it freedom; admittedly a freedom to benefit me. It reminded me of times when I […]
Life can deliver some pretty horrendous ‘storms’. Storms of nature can often be survived, by taking shelter inside or under sturdy structures that will not succumb to the powerful forces of nature. Psalm 55:1 Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me! For my soul trusts in You; And in the shadow of […]
God intricately lives with us each day and guides us in His righteousness for His sake. He weaves a tapestry of goodness of which Christians are a thread to add color and meaning. He has it all figured out. He knows the plans He has for my life as I pick and choose where I go in any given day. He knows where I plan to walk and where I plan to stop and rest. As I make my schedule, He has inked-in divine appointments for me to play a part. He places various people He wants me and, me alone, to show compassion, empathy and encouragment in circumstances I encounter.
When a team plays a game. When a country goes to war. When a crew builds a house. When a church is planted. Each person has a specific contribution to make to another within the whole. So often in relationships we have expectations of what another will give to us, of what we will receive. […]
When I was a teenager, I had several opportunities to break my father’s rules–to go places he didn’t want me to go, to do things he didn’t want me to do. I recall a time he made me copy three chapters of the Bible for joining my brother in smoking a cigarette. Today I think […]
My priorties are pretty much a mess right now. It seems the more I try to prioritize, the more interruptions I face. The more needs I try to meet in my life, the more conflicts I find. Once again the Spirit reminds me that my life is not about me. It’s about others. And others are like me, they have […]