The best way to crawl out of a pit of depression and doubt is to remember what God has done for you. Even if you're not 100% sure he's in the day-to-day goings on, there have to be clear marks that he's done something good in your life. Not that he's cause something to cause … Continue reading Remember
Month: February 2018
Zeal, Celebrate, Consume
WordPress says 'share your story here' on the mobile app when you go to begin a post. Here goes, with a challenge to myself to include all the words for days I've missed. I was super zealous after I became a Christian when I was 13. I had a pretty radical experience and everyone had … Continue reading Zeal, Celebrate, Consume
I wonder if God's glory that resides in heaven is a bright light. That's how I always imagine it when I read the word glory in the Bible. A catch phrase I remember hearing for the decade plus we attended charismatic churches was something something something for God's glory. If doing something for God's glory … Continue reading Glory
It's not something people like talking about. Well, not real suffering anyway. We joke and say we have first world problems, but our voices echo what's in our hearts so maybe we've I internalized our prim, proper, and privileged suffering. We all have one thing in common : the human condition. This is something an … Continue reading Suffer
I'm reading another book about death, called Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death. Even in 2018 it amazes me how little Americans talk about this complex something that ails every single human and living thing on the planet. Naturally when I think of the word life I also think … Continue reading Life
Save. Save some money. Save a life. Save it for later. Save it for the weekend. Saved from the flood. Saved from the Egyptians. Saved from conquering armies. Saved from Goliath. Saved from ourselves.
Lose your life. Gain your life in Christ. The full meaning of that verse has always alluded me. I get that my life must be surrendered to Christ, but what does that look like? Really? In my day to day life? It's definitely something to pray about especially in this season of somber reflection. I … Continue reading Lose
Genesis 9:8-17 Psalm 25:1-10 1 Peter 3:18-22 Mark 1:9-15 All the paths of the Lord are lovingkindness and truth To those who keep His covenant and His testimonies. Psalms 25:10 NASB This verse from the week's readings are a good reminder to me. I have followed virtually my whole life and sometimes I wonder if … Continue reading Follow
A benefit of taking more time for myself over the last couple years has been having the opportunity to celebrate. I didn't realize how much I needed it until I began doing it... That is, celebrating and being thankful.
I have feelings about this word. I was thinking about it today while driving through beautiful and scenic western Maryland. Almost everything I lay eyes on becomes beloved to me in some way. But who calls me beloved?
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