I was walking our dog this morning when we bumped into a lady with her dog. I'd seen her once before but we'd not spoken, however, this morning our dogs connected and we exchanged a few words, a smile and that feeling of a kindred soul. As we parted and I walked on I started … Continue reading Take Another Drink
I love you. That’s it!
Thank you Jesus.
God is GOOD!!!!!
Father, I want these whom you have given me to be with me where I am.
Then they can see all the glory you gave me because you loved me even before the world began!
Relate: Read, write, pray, preach. If you were going to sum up my life’s ambitions into four words, those would be it. Periodically I look inward at what I am doing with my time and money and if there are any major things that don’t fit into these four categories, it gets cut. If you were to add a fifth thing to this list, then it would be to teach. Although I am in a season of my life where I am doing teaching probably more than anything else, I still don’t think my passion or ability to do so is as great…
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Since you are all set apart by God, made holy and dearly loved Colossians 3:12a I've been chewing over these words since Monday. Made holy. Dearly loved. Holy and beloved. I started thinking about how they work together. I know I am loved by God. I know I am precious in His sight, engraved on His … Continue reading Hand in Hand
I never knew where to sit. Every lunch period of every day of every year at school. I was liked by others, I think, or maybe more so tolerated. I’ll never know fully I suppose. All I remember is peering into the large cafeteria in the middle of the entrance with its heavy doors and push bars wondering and posing the internal question…”where do I sit?”
I was never hated in school, that I know of, but it doesn’t seem like I was much liked either. No enemy but no real friends. Maybe others felt ambivalence towards me. The one friend I did know in school never had the same lunch period as me but I knew his other friends wouldn’t have me at their table. So I either sat at the “nerd” table or the table my other friend from Lebanon sat at. Moe was his name. He was…
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...but we know this much: when Jesus appears, we will be like Him because we will see Him just as He is. 1 John 3:2 Reading this morning I thought about what that means - do we become more like Jesus as we see Him more clearly even now? Each day as I pursue knowing … Continue reading Nearness is Likeness
I wrote a blog a couple of years ago (my how time flys!) called It's gotta be worth it right? I was talking about obedience in the hard times. About being formed in a crucible - go read it 🙂 Today I was reading Philippians 3 and that same idea of obedience struck me. I guess … Continue reading It’s Worth It
I have been in Canada for over 10 years but when I was talking to someone yesterday I still said 'go home' about visiting England. Home has a very special meaning. It ought to be the place we feel secure, welcome, accepted, comfortable. I know there are people for whom it has the opposite meaning … Continue reading Where the Heart Is
I've been reading and meditating on the Parable of the Lost Son this week. I know the story so well. I've seen it acted out, heard it sung, listened to it read more times than I can recall. I started off (and still come back to) identifying with the younger son. The overwhelming love of … Continue reading Don’t Be That Guy
I don't know what comes to your mind when you think about 'prayer'. It's a word that carries a lot of weight. Guilt because we don't do it enough? Fear because we don't know what to say? Worry in case we forget someone and they don't get the healing/answer? Jesus prayed a lot. If you … Continue reading Jump for Joy!