Intentional Space for God’s Grace in Your Words

Last week I shared about Living Intentionally or on Autopilot .  I want to choose to live intentionally in all of life.  In Simple Abundance, Jan Johnson devotes a chapter to talking about simplifying the way we speak; how much we talk, our motives for saying what we do, and being intentional in our words. The experiments [...]

Living Intentionally or on Autopilot

Psalm 86:11 "Teach me your way O LORD and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart that I may fear your name." How would you describe your life -- are you living intentionally or are you running through life on autopilot? I have been working my way through the book "He [...]

Learning to Long for God

Contentment, or the lack of it, is really an issue of the heart. In order to really understand our own feelings we need to look at our wants and longings. We cannot be content apart from knowing what we want or long for. I took a long hard look at my wants and longings when [...]

My Response to “Abundant Simplicity”

My recalibrate life read for the month of February has been Abundant Simplicity: Discovering the Unhurried Rhythms of Grace. This was a book I had read a few years ago but I connected with its contents much more this time as I read it. The phrase that really stood out to me in the first few [...]

Delighting in Devotion

Do you take delight in devotion to the Lord? The definition of devotion is "love, loyalty, or enthusiasm for a person, activity, or cause." It is in the loving, being loyal to, and having enthusiasm for, that we actually flesh out the true delight. In my journey of recalibrating life, I am trying to make [...]

Savoring the Sweetness of Soul-Restoration

Psalm 23:3 "He restores my soul" Last week I shared how I was knowing simplicity in my faith-walk through lingering with the Lord (The Luxury of Lingering). This week I want to share how I am knowing simplicity in my faith-walk through savoring the sweetness, as I am recognizing in slowing down, how the Lord [...]

The Luxury of Lingering

My goal of recalibrating life is leading me to desire simplicity in everything. Last month the sermon series at my church concentrated on the subject of prayer. Prayer can be a complicated part of life mostly because of our personal understanding and expectations of it. Too often prayer becomes a time of laying out a laundry [...]

My Response to “Sacred Rhythms”

I am happy to report I completed my first Recalibrate Life Read for 2019. The book I read was Sacred Rhythms by Ruth Haley Barton. I went through this book chapter by chapter, and took time to engage in most of the practices suggested. Barton shares in the introduction what spiritual transformation is. She explains that [...]

The Breaking

"Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds." John 12:24 NIV Do you ever question why things happen to you? I think, especially, if we find similar things happen to us repeatedly we begin [...]

The Catalyst

Too busy, I have been too busy. And although I have been planning and thinking about how to work towards recalibrating my life, taking steps toward doing so have been small. One thing I have noticed in my busyness, is that my stress and exhaustion have kept me from praying consistently. I think about taking [...]