What does it mean to do good to all people? What does it mean in our everyday life? I might be stating the obvious, but doing good starts with intending good towards others. Doing good starts with a posture of love – a willingness to value the people around you, starting with the individual you’ve… Continue reading How to truly do good
Where does your strength lie, and what happens when that strength fails you? Personally, I’m terrible at being sick. I hate the way it throws out my carefully constructed routine. I also can’t stand how it seems to expose all my physical and emotional weaknesses. For someone who likes to be in control, being unwell… Continue reading Where does your strength come from?
On what are your eyes focused today? Are you staring at a computer screen at work, or keeping a close watch on your active toddler? Maybe you’re gazing into the eyes of the one you love – or checking out an action-packed game on TV. It can be hard to keep our eyes fixed on… Continue reading Where are your eyes today?
A pastor once said to me that starting out in ministry was the easy part. Keeping going – loving people over the years through thick and thin, and remaining passionate about the work – was much harder. You could say this about almost anything in life. It’s exciting to embark on a new adventure –… Continue reading What happens when the honeymoon is over?
We don’t always feel “fearfully and wonderfully made” do we? We don’t necessarily marvel at all the things our bodies and minds can do… or the fact we are alive, simply because God chose to bring us into being. We don’t usually celebrate that we woke up with breath in our lungs, the ability to… Continue reading Do you think you’re wonderful?
God alone is your refuge. God alone is your place of safety. No matter what storms are raging, you can find shelter in him. He’ll keep you protected under his wings like an eagle. He’ll draw you close like a caring, devoted mother. He’ll lend you his ear like the most dedicated father. He’ll lead… Continue reading He’s your place of safety
God is not silent. God is not remote or distant or aloof. God speaks, and he speaks through the Living Word – the Bible. The world around us will distract us and delay our reading of it – but the Word remains powerful and life-changing as we meditate on it. As we pray over it.… Continue reading This Word will change your life