Good morning! This is an article that I wrote a while back and published on a different blog. I was reading it again this morning and found out I never put it on this blog. It spoke to me, so I'm putting it on here. I hope it speaks to you, too. When attempting to … Continue reading BEARING FRUIT
There once was a man who lived near a village. This man owned 7 horses. One day, his seven horses ran away. The towns-people came to the man and said, “oh, how unfortunate for you.” The man replied… Source: Do not be quick to judge your circumstances – The Story of the Man with 7 … Continue reading Do not be quick to judge your circumstances – The Story of the Man with 7 Horses – Mission:Loved
I’m going to talk about a subject that is very controversial and might get me in a little trouble (I’m not unfamiliar). But it’s something that I’ve come to believe very strongly. It’s the topic of spending time with God, or having a "quiet time," at the beginning of the day versus doing it at … Continue reading So when should you have your “quiet time”?
I love that song by Hillsong. I still marvel at that exchange, and that is what I want to unpack a little for just a moment. Each one of us knows that we’re a little messed up in some way, if we’re honest with ourselves. None of us has ever been perfect. Even the best … Continue reading A BEAUTIFUL EXCHANGE
My dog died last night. Technically, she was my son's dog. But he's off at college, and she lived here. I don’t really know how to act today. I’m riding an emotional roller coaster. Yes, some would say it was just a dog. And I know that she wasn’t actually a flesh-and-blood relative. But she … Continue reading Goodbye, Mango
It’s impossible! That can’t be done! We’ve all heard this or said this at one time or another about things that don’t make logical sense to our brains. We hear and say things like, “seeing is believing” or “I’ll believe it when I see it!” Our practical minds win that battle much of the time. … Continue reading I’LL BELIEVE IT WHEN I SEE IT!
Since this is a blog about life, I thought I would write about a topic that's really been on my mind recently. And this is no where near all-inclusive. I'm just hitting on a few of the points. For a more comprehensive list, I encourage your own research. All families face challenges of every kind … Continue reading CHALLENGES FACING FAMILIES
He says, “It should be you on that cross, but I’ll go.” That’s pretty straightforward and stripped down. It’s raw, too. But it makes the point beautifully. That’s the bottom line of God’s grace. Because we were all born into this world with a bent towards a sin nature, none of us are inherently good … Continue reading GOD’S GRACE
Your little league baseball coach from years past. A therapist who guided you through a rough time. Your mom telling you that it’s going to be okay. The smiling convenience store cashier. An attentive waiter that goes the extra mile. All these people, and many more, are people who choose to make a positive impact. They mold you and … Continue reading EVERYONE IS SIGNIFICANT
Last night we went to our church small group. We attend a very large church, and small group meetings happen all over the area during the week. It's how a big church stays small. In our small group, there could be anywhere from 10 to 20 people. It's really larger than is suggested, but we … Continue reading Prayer