Tag: Jesus

Daily Reads 02.09.2020

Your help comes from Him alone! Pause, take 5 and listen!

Daily Reads 02.08.2020

In the Ancient Near East, settling a new area required three factors to be present: water, food and safety. In 2 Samuel 5, David becomes king of all Israel and moves to the City of David. This city, according to antiquity was located in the foothills of the mountains surrounding Jerusalem. The drawing factor of …

Daily Reads 02.07.2020

One major turning point in my journey occurred during a sixteen week healing care group. As we explored wounds and what we do to protect ourselves, I recognized that I used religion as an escape from the pain I experienced. Without realizing it, I believed the lie that if my behavior was good and my …

Daily Reads 02.06.2020

For many years, I used my wounds as an excuse. An excuse to live in a place of hurt, depression and shame. I didn’t see any way out and it wasn’t my fault anyway, at least that is what I told myself.. After all, things were said to me. I was overlooked, not chosen. But …

Daily Reads 02.05.2020

Before I expound on my own healing journey, it is important to establish the process of healing. You might even be wondering how to discern if there is a lie you are believing. Are there any signs to watch for in this journey? Wounds are hidden behind layers of behaviors and emotions and will not …

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 02.03.2020

You might be wondering if this stuff really works. After all, sitting at an imaginary table with people I can’t see…yeah. That’s how crazy looks. Yep. It works. But it isn’t easy. The most difficult part of sitting at the table of the Lord is slowing down. We are not accustomed to pausing. Our world …

Daily Reads 02.02.20

Psalm 23 is a beautiful picture of all the resources we experience when we sit at the Table of the Lord. As you prepare for worship today, I invite you to meditate on the provisions available to you today. The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need. He lets me rest in green meadows; …

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 …

Daily Reads 01.31.2020

How does my identity – what I believe about myself at the core of my being – impact my daily life? It changes everything! It is our answer to the question, “Who am I?” and it impacts the way we live every day. It determines how we satisfy our core longings. There are two ways …