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 [...]

My 2019 “Recalibrate Life” Reads

My theme phrase for this new year is "Recalibrate Life." I have shared in previous posts how I want to intentionally recalibrate my life. My focus will be on slowing down, on choosing rest, on learning Sabbath, and on living in simplicity. So, I have chosen a book to read for each month to lead [...]

Necessary Changes

Christmas is over. And now the New Year is nearly upon us again. I have been thinking about the changes I need to make in 2019 for about the past six weeks. My phrase for the new year is "Recalibrate Life." I want more whitespace in my days and on my calendar, and that won't [...]