Looking back before moving forward is a helpful practice for those of us who want to be purposeful and present in our lives. What do you think of the idea of taking a mental inventory of our life’s stuff – to see where we are – so we can reset our GPS for the months ahead? [Read more…]
“How do you spell relief?”
Do you remember the ad campaign for the heartburn medicine that asked that question?
I wonder how we spell relief for other heart conditions…such as heartache? Or that weary feeling – deep down bone tired from life’s unexpecteds.
There are so many heartaches and troubles in life. The pain of a broken relationship, a child who has strayed, a spouse who is troubled at work, a church where we feel judged or unappreciated. Or just plain loneliness.
How do we get R-E-L-I-E-F? [Read more…]
Wants. Needs. Gotta have ‘ems.
I have ‘want’ lists in my head. Is there something you want? Perhaps a better job, or a bigger home, a spouse? Some thing you feel would improve your life. Make life ‘better’.
“The Lord is my Shepherd. I shall not want.”
– Psalm 23:1 [Read more…]
My last blog post was about connections with others and our craving for them. OK, I’ll admit, I was a little proud of the way I avoided giving easy answers in that post.
That little piece of pride should be been a red flag to me – Trouble Coming! [Read more…]
“The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows). “
John 10:10 (Amp)
Have you ever wondered, like I have, about what God meant when He promised us “abundant life”? Not just life, but life in abundance! Bigger. Larger somehow. More.
Do I want it – more life? [Read more…]