Seeking to Abide

The Lord is making me more and more aware of the pattern of fear being boss in my life. Over and over again I am seeing how I run from situations, relationships, and interactions. I am repeatedly noticing the loneliness I am left in when fear pushes me to run away. Very, very early this [...]

Learning Soul Freedom

Packing and the busyness of getting ready to move has me behind in my writing. But even in the craze of throwing away, recycling, giving away, and packing up, it seems the Lord has lessons for me. My Recalibrate Life read, this month, is not one of the books I originally chose. In fact, I [...]

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 [...]

Sabbath: Choosing to Embrace

We have discussed the importance of choosing to cease and to rest as we celebrate the Sabbath. This week we are looking at choosing to embrace. Dawn discusses a number of different aspects of what we embrace on the Sabbath. She starts with embracing intentionality. In embracing intentionality the emphasis is on the value of [...]

The Diligent Intentionality of Slow Feet

I had coffee with a dear friend a couple of days ago and we shared about our walks with the Lord. We both discussed specific areas where we wanted to see growth, especially in recognizing His presence through the day and in being more attentive to the Holy Spirit's nudges. Jan Johnson in Abundant Simplicity says, "Simplicity [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Where is Your Treasure?

A big part of recalibrating my life is simplifying. It seems that we are very good at accumulating. Year-after year we purchase or acquire more things, and we add more activities to our calendars, saying yes to people along the way. Moving Mom has been a huge amount of work. Through the years she collected [...]