ACTIVE REST

We spend so much of our lives just trying to fit it all in.  We thought we were busy when we were young with school, activities, maybe a job, family, church, and friends.  Then we grew up and became parents, and the explosion of busy started.  It began with the flood of baby things piled…

RENEWAL

The sunshine beckons. The fresh wind blows away all that was stale. Grass turns green, and buds appear. It’s spring, Lord, and I’m thankful. I’m thankful for living where I get to enjoy the change of seasons and see the miracles of sun, growth, planting, harvest, thunderstorms, autumn, and snow. It’s time for renewal inside and…

OWNING NOTHING

“For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things.  To Him be the glory forever.  Amen.” Romans 11:36 “For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created by Him and for Him. …

LIVING THE GREAT COMMISSION

What does it mean to live out our commitment to Christ?  What does it look like to answer the call of the great commission?  I’ve heard many sermons that would give the impression that if we fully surrender our wills to the Lord He will make huge demands on us and turn our lives completely…

HOPE FOR TIRED HEARTS

Our hearts get tired.  The world spins, life rushes, and we sometimes don’t know how we will keep up.  We want to slow everything down just long enough to get caught up on rest so that we can carry on.  If by some happy circumstance we actually feel like we’re not running behind, it’s not…

ANOTHER NEW YEAR

It’s a new year, Lord. Again. I have far fewer years ahead than behind, yet there is so much I still have not attained in my life with You. I tend to depend on learning in order to grow, but I’m coming to realize that is not the way of Your Spirit. Real change and…

DEEPER ROOTS

I have been guilty of collecting books on my Kindle, putting off reading them, and then getting sidetracked and forgetting all about them.  Lately, I found a gem just waiting for me to rediscover it, and the timing was perfect.  It’s another book by Andrew Murray (I highly recommend any book he authored!) titled “Spirit…