Tag: christian living

out of the chaos 05.07.2020

Have you ever longed for something so much you could taste it? Like when you make plans for the weekend and all week, you long for Friday. Now it’s Friday and you just can’t wait for the clock to say 5:00? Your longing will soon be fulfilled! I understand longing for the thing that meets …

Daily Reads 03.08.2020

As I write this, I am listening to Maple City Chapel Livestream on YouTube. Pastor Jay is talking about accepting one another. Essentially, loving them for who they are and where they are in life. What keeps us from being able to do that well? FEAR! Fear keeps us in a perpetual state of protecting, …

Daily Reads 03.07.2020

Owe nothing to anyone—except for your obligation to love one another. If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill the requirements of God’s law. Romans 8:13 In a society crippled by debt, followers of Jesus have a different mandate. The debt we owe one another is LOVE. Sounds simple, right? But some days it feels …

Daily Reads 03.06.2020

Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love. God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world …

Daily Reads 03.04.2020

Darkness. Terrifying to some due to the unknown. What might be lurking in the shadows? Will I be safe in the dark? To others, it is a place of safety. In the dark, I can’t be seen. In the dark, I can hide. In the dark, I can let down the walls and facades, even …

Daily Reads 02.23.20

May your Sabbath rest today be filled with images of Jesus and pictures of hope firmly anchored in his love for you. Photo by Charlotte Noelle on Unsplash

Daily Reads 02.17.2020

Hope. Elpis. Confident expectation. Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life. Proverbs 13:12 Hope – looking forward with confident expectation – is a necessary element of successful living. What causes you to lose hope? What puts your hope on hold? If hope is the light that illuminates …

New Growth

Someone once said if you ever stop growing you are dying. I guess that’s true. Can you be at a standstill for long periods of time? Or does decay sneak in undetected and begin to break down the foundation of who we are? So a couple of weeks ago, I was with friends. Being an …

The Pain that Performs

A few months ago, as I prepared to speak at a local Christian school, I had an ah-ha moment. As I pondered my own spiritual journey, I recognized that wounds from my past could be my excuse or my strength. Everyone experiences episodes that cause wounds. Interestingly, it is not the episode that causes long …

Daily Reads 02.01.2020

…But now let me show you a way of life that is best of all. 1 Corinthians 12:31 There is another table set for you by the Lord. It is here that we find fulfillment for all our core longings. As the psalmist says: As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long …