BROKEN Imagine stepping onto thin ice. It looks strong and beautiful as the light glistens as far as the eye can see. But then, stepping onto that ice, it cracks in all directions making that familiar “cracking” sound. That is what I think of at the moment Eve decided to listen to the great deceiverContinue reading “BROKEN”
Pressure I have lived in this world long enough to see all kinds of “pressure” in life. Outside pressure, self-inflicted pressure, worldly pressure and “Christian” pressure. When I was younger, in school, living at home, there were definitely pressures to “perform”, to do well in school, or in church….a “push” to conform and to not “standContinue reading “PRESSURE”
I heard it yesterday at our family Easter celebration…”be gentle!” A mom was encouraging their child to “be gentle”. I remember back when my kids were young, taking their little hand and showing them how to “be gentle” with another small child or a pet. Being gentle is definitely an art, and it often times needs toContinue reading “The Gentle Art of Being Gentle”
The Necessary Atrocity of the Cross This is Holy Week. A time of thoughtfulness and focus on the week before the promise of our covenant of redemption was made complete in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ over two thousand years ago. As a believer, this week points to a time of security inContinue reading “The Necessary Atrocity of the Cross”
Savor It’s been a while since I’ve written a Five Minute Friday, but when I saw this word, Savor, I knew I had to write. It was one of my suggestions for a word several weeks ago. For some reason, this idea of “savoring the moments” has pressed in on me. I’m working on going throughContinue reading “SAVOR”
Green Pastures Psalm 23 is what first came to mind when I read the Five Minute Friday word for today…Green. “He makes me lie down in green pastures…”. I never really thought about the word “green” in this verse as a “color”, but as a “situation”, a “stage”….meaning new or fresh. He makes me lie down inContinue reading “GREEN PASTURES”
OBSERVANT He who has eyes to see…he who has ears to hear… Pretty much all that is needed to be observant is to have eyes and ears. Well, that’s part of what you need. Each of us has the ability to observe all that is going on around us. We see each other, we canContinue reading “OBSERVANT”
EXPERIENCE Experience seems to be a lost art these days. I remember that I would often go to a person and ask them how to, or what did you do, or how did you handle…and had a conversation with that person about their experience. Most of the time, that person was an older friend or relative,Continue reading “EXPERIENCE”
ONCE (upon a time) The Five Minute Friday word this week is “once”. The familiar phrase that begins all fairytales is, “Once upon a time”, and that is where my thoughts led this Five Minute Friday, not to familiar fairytales I’ve read, but to those “once’s” that have happened in my life, memories that comeContinue reading “ONCE”
ARGUMENT “But God, I don’t really want to….I can do it on my own….I don’t need your help…”. This is the daily and sometimes moment by moment argument that I have with God. I think I am capable to do things in my own strength. That I don’t need His help and I don’t want toContinue reading “ARGUMENT”
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