Oh, that treacherous kingdom of What If! That world of unknown and possibilities! That place where contemplative, thoughtful and tender-hearted people get stuck and then wiped out by the enemy's emotional snowball!
Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves... You should have the same attitude toward one another that Christ Jesus had ... (From Philippians 2:3-5) This past Lenten season (Ash Wednesday to Palm Sunday), our church replaced our normal corporate prayer time with … Continue reading Learning to Practice Humility in a World of Pride
It's so easy to lose sight of the working of God around us, isn't it? I mean, we spend most of our days looking out for ourselves, our families, our homes and, so often, we miss those little events happening in the surrounding world. This fall, our church is studying the Gospel of Mark, the … Continue reading The Great Value of Looking Around
Our society is filled with noise and busyness. Even out in the American countryside, there is noise. Air conditioners, cars, weed eaters, airplanes outside… even inside our homes there is constant noise. Ever heard a refrigerator or ceiling fan? A dishwasher? An air conditioner? If you say, “No,” then you’ve probably become accustomed to having your ears filled with noise.
Yesterday, my new bride and I visited my bank to get her name on the accounts, and, while such a move may seem harmless at first glance, it was a major step for me. You see, for the last 25 years I have been financially independent. Calling my own shots. The Big Cheese. But now...
To cease striving in order to focus on who God is is a vital step in living a life that is right-side-up. It means, basically, "Let go and let God." Ever heard that? I used to think simple phrases like that one were fairly flippant but now I see that what Psalm 46 is saying is basically, "Let go" of your desire for control, "and let God" deal with it.