What is at the Heart of Simplicity?

"Only as we allow the love of Christ to penetrate our wounds will we be able to love again as children love. Only as we open ourselves to the love of Christ and His people can we begin our journey toward being real." Claire Cloninger My Recalibrate Life Read this month is A Place Called [...]

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 [...]

We Need the Lord and Each Other

If someone asked you to describe the Lord and your experience of Him, What would you say? How does that influence your interactions with others and how you respond to pain and difficulties? Shadows are the result of something blocking the light. There are many things in life that cast a shadow on our faith [...]

Lord, I Need You, Always!

There is no truer statement. We are a needy people. My recent blogposts have narrowed in on our crumbling states of emotions that magnify our neediness before the Lord. I want to take one more look at these. Difficult times come up frequently in life and God's Word gives us so many tools to help [...]

Lord, I Need You, I’m Empty

When we are feeling empty, it seems that we cannot find satisfaction in anything. We feel discontent and are left wanting. Sometimes we feel as if we don't know which way to turn. We often wonder why we are feeling this way. Psalm 81 gives us a hint to a possible reason. Psalm 81 is [...]

What’s in Your Treasure Chest?

What are you filling your treasure chest with for assurance and hope? When we feel empty within, we search for things outside of ourselves to fill us. Shauna Niequist, in Present over Perfect, tells how she filled up on busyness, performance, recognition, and accomplishments, but ended up empty. Trying to find what will fill the [...]