In J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, Gandalf says to his friend Frodo: “All you must decide is how to use the time that is given to you.” I often ask God what he wants me to do with the time allocated to me. The short life he’s given me. In my mind, it’s as… Continue reading How to use our smallness to shine God’s big light
“Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.” (John 15:4) Lord, we cannot remain in you unless your Holy Spirit is in us. Thank you for making us yours in the… Continue reading Simply remain
What delights you and draws you in? What are the things in life that take your breath away? Beauty certainly invites us – beckons us… But even the most gorgeous moment can leave us wanting. Often, just as we’ve stumbled upon ‘perfection’ and ‘ultimate happiness’, something intrudes upon it. C.S. Lewis describes our hunger for… Continue reading ‘We are on the outside of the world’
I’ve been missing God lately. Missing his glory. I haven’t chosen very often to look for it, or allow myself to see it. I haven’t taken much time to bask in his creation, or wander through his Word… or even sit down and talk with him. I haven’t asked him questions, or allowed myself to… Continue reading Seduced by glitzy baubles and trinkets
“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” (Howard Thurman) I must say this quote excites me every time I read it. Doing things for the sake of what we think the world… Continue reading What makes you come alive?
“For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession.” (Deuteronomy 7:6) Dear God, Thank you that through the line of Abraham you produced a people, Israel, who would… Continue reading His treasured possession…