Practicing Simplicity

Last week I shared about how I was learning soul freedom. Seeing my scatteredness and my many distractions more clearly has pushed me forward in practicing simplicity in my moments. It has encouraged me, even more, in walking with slow-feet in my days. I have been greatly helped this past week by an online course [...]

Acceptance and Belonging

Romans 15:7 tells us, "Therefore accept one another just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God."   Do you long for acceptance and belonging? I know that I do. We as humans generally want to feel that we are a part of something, we need to know that we have a place. [...]

Growing in Grace through Watching and Praying

We are quickly approaching Easter, and now especially, we should be living mindful of what Jesus did for us and be thinking about the importance of His words. There in the Garden of Gethsemane Jesus tells His disciples to "watch and pray" as He goes on to talk to His Father. A command of three [...]

God is Gracious

What does the graciousness of God mean to you? The word gracious means to show kindness to those who are inferior, and to be filled with compassion. Grace is defined as unmerited favor. These words are a perfect description of who God is and how He has acted and continues to act towards us. God's [...]

The Plan of Love

God, in His amazing omniscience knew, before the foundations of the earth were laid, that man would fall into sin. Therefore, He prepared in advance a plan for man to be reconciled. John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not [...]

Hope’s Anchor

Hebrews 6:19-20 "We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek." The hope one can have through Jesus is secure and can [...]

Five Simple Lessons from the Christmas Tree

What can you learn from a Christmas tree? I find that the Christmas tree has much to teach us, simple reminders that truly keep Christ in Christmas.  First of all, the Christmas tree is shaped like an arrow pointing to heaven. This is a good reminder for us to keep an eternal perspective. Stress can takeover when [...]

The Season of Hope

Hope...isn't it exactly what we all need for this life here on earth? The typical idea of hope is "to wish for, to expect, but without certainty of the fulfillment, to desire very much, but with no real assurance of getting your desire"     (definition from Bible.org). During the next few weeks you may hear [...]

Thank the Lord for He is Good! – Psalm 118

Psalm 118 gives us three main subject areas that we can give thanks and praise to the Lord for. We can thank Him for His faithful love to us. We can thank Him for His help in our lives. We can thank Him for His Son, Jesus.                 [...]