GOD wants us to do things we cannot do without HIM. HE will use our gifts powerfully when we rely on HIM. If you rely on your own abilities, or your will, you can find yourself limited……instead, allow the HOLY SPIRIT to empower you! I can still hear him, the voice as clear as it … More NO LIMITS!!
My Dad had a saying that always makes me smile when I remember it: Everyone puts their pants on the same, one leg at a time! Everyone means all……no one is excluded. As human beings we all are really the same in nature. All you have to do is room with someone and those basic … More YES……..EVERYONE.
IF you think about it, GOD’S economy is an upside down economy. The world tells us to be one way, while the GOSPEL according to JESUS tells us to live quite another way. And right now it seems like our society embraces what is bad, and rewards evil and hate. Let us instead, live like … More LIVING IN GOD’S PARADOX
If in our Christian walk, we walk out the very things JESUS wants us to, then we will know that what matters to HIM, will matter to us! PSALM 119: 10 “WITH MY WHOLE HEART I SEEK YOU; LET ME NOT WANDER FROM YOUR COMMANDMENTS.” May we not only read scripture and JESUS’S words to … More AS WITH OTHER MATTERS
I know I have said it before, but our dusk and sunsets here in Arizona really are quite breathtaking. I recently walked across the street to snap the above picture of my house and my neighbors. It was hot, and about 100 degrees that late in the evening, but it was very quiet in the … More BEHOLD!
I love to have in a book, Bible or Bible study, an ample margin. I enjoy it because I make notes or draw small pictures. I like to highlight too. Most of my books look like they have had a once over! Sometimes when I lend them, I feel I have to apologize for my … More LIVING IN THE MARGINS
LIFT YOUR HANDS TO HIM……..have you done recently? I do it in Church and see many who don’t, and maybe you feel more comfortable in the privacy of your own home and that is ok. I have a friend who says how can you not want to lift your hands. But how do we respond when we … More WHY PRAISE LIFTS OUR SPIRITS
I am one to believe that when JESUS asks you to show up, what better place to do that than around a table! If you think about it, people have been gathering around tables for centuries. It is a place to spend time with one another and gathering people together around a table gives them … More WHY OUR TABLES ARE GATHERING PLACES TO SHOW UP
I recently read in Lisa Harper’s book “The Sacrament of Happy” that there are a number of things we can do to increase our happiness. The list goes like this: Live (or work) in the moment. Tap into your resilience. Manage your energy. Do nothing. Show compassion to others. The list Lisa cited … More SIT AND DO NOTHING…….REALLY?
Christians come to understand that our lives are lived with a purpose, no matter how big or how small. Everyone wants a life of purpose and meaning. Living a life with purpose becomes an abundant life. No matter where you are, where you come from or what your background, or what your sin, you, yes … More YOU DO have a Purpose!