My mind made an instant assessment of her that would’ve have promptly been discarded as the concert began. But then she came into full view. Continue reading Learning to Look Up and Be Kind
We so easily justify ourselves by the standard set by others just like us. Continue reading Like Kids Making Up the Rules
Don’t we think of control as the ability to make things go the way that makes us happy? But God’s not me, and when I think that way, I’m taking the “sovereignty of God” and projecting my attributes onto His character. Continue reading How I Make a Mess of “God Is In Control”
All of it — like feeding mud to the starving. It fills the belly for a few hours but does nothing to save a life. If anything, it only slows the urgency, numbs the sense that would otherwise motivate a search for something deeply nourishing. Continue reading Slowly Starving and Oblivious
I was struck this week as I read the book of Mark just how rarely He did what was expected of Him. Maybe we shouldn’t be so surprised when He answers our prayer differently than we expect Him to. Continue reading When God Doesn’t Answer Prayer Like You Want Him To
So many women say they want a man who makes them laugh. A lot of us get them – men are pretty funny after all. But I’ve observed that something happens too often. Year after year of dating or marriage, they stop laughing. They start rolling their eyes. They start retorting in anger. They start … Continue reading Men Who Make You Laugh
God is in the business of making you perfect until the day you die. No hopelessness allowed in this life raft. Continue reading Do You Ever Feel Like a Failure at Christianity?
True rest is not so much about bodily stillness, restorative sleep or mental checkout. The best rest is an alertness to what is most real, what is most true, and the calming voice of God saying, “All is well.” Continue reading Fully Awake and Fully Alive: Real Rest Restores Your Soul
By Lydia Sellers >>> The Creator created you. 1 Peter 2:11 calls us strangers and sojourners on the Earth, but we’re not here by accident. Each of us has significant worth and unique purpose. Whether it seems big or small, please know your role in God’s plan matters. I mean really, it mattered enough for … Continue reading Sojourn Fearlessly, Beloved
Here’s a question I’ve been wrestling with lately: Does the power of God reveal itself in my life on a daily basis? We Christians certainly speak a lot of words. We talk about the God, about our churches, about our love for Him, about His kingdom… But all that speaking doesn’t mean we’re living Kingdom life. Continue reading Do I Need the Power of God?