When You Feel Defeated Remember

Sometimes life gets you down. You want more, you want it to be different, you want it to be better. The path you're on seems like a dead-end. We can learn some very helpful truths in God's Word to help us in these times. Here is some encouragement for your weary heart. In Matthew 8:1-2 [...]

Grace Given

Jesus, our Savior, is born! All praise and glory to God, our Heavenly Father, for giving us such a wondrous gift! Jesus, our Immanuel, God with us. He is grace embodied. Grace given, Christ came and died for our salvation, giving His life for you and me. But it all started with the baby in [...]

Getting the Rest You Need

Goal #5 for me in 2020 is to work more diligently on my health. Too often our health is neglected due to caregiving, or long work hours, or just plain busyness. ~ We want to eat healthy, but planning good meals takes time. ~ We try to get exercise, but when it gets pushed to [...]

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 [...]

Less Stress with Routines

"The way you begin your days sets the stage for the rest of the day." This month my Recalibrate Life Read is The Worn out Woman: When Your Life is Full and Your Spirit is Empty by Dr. Steve Stephens and Alice Gray. This is my last of the posts responding to this book. This [...]

Nurturing Your Soul

This month my Recalibrate Life read is The Worn Out Woman: When Your Life is Full and Your Spirit is Empty by Dr. Steven Stephens and Alice Gray. I think it has been well established that many women feel overwhelmed and long for nurturing. Gray says that when this nurturing goes unattended "the longing for it deepens." [...]

My Response to GodSpace: Time for Peace in the Rhythms of Life

My recalibrate life read for March was GodSpace: Time for Peace in the Rhythms of Life, by Christine Sine, M.D. The focus of this book is to invite its readers to "make space for God" and "discover a Christlike pace that liberates us from the frenzy of a culture enslaved by time." She begins the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]