finding your sweet spot

Getting to know yourself is the key to finding out what revs your motor. When a car is finely tuned with care by its mechanic, and is running on the right fuel, the ride is sweet. Not taking care of your engine will cause damage to your car, not to mention the wrong fuel canContinue reading “finding your sweet spot”

timeless living

Aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you, so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one.  1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 (ESV) Stand in line at the checkout, and the intimate details of people’s lives are exposed for allContinue reading “timeless living”

pressing in for connection

Until you commit to the goal of connection, all the relational tools in the world are not going to help you. It’s only when you decide to take responsibility to pursue connection that you will discover just why you need these tools. It’s only when you commit to moving toward someone that you will seekContinue reading “pressing in for connection”

the gifts along the path

I wanted the gift of the shortest and easiest path. Instead, He gave me the gift of holding me close and strengthening me for the hard path. It took me a long time to understand that both were gifts. And as I embraced the second, my need for the first lost its tormenting grip. –Continue reading “the gifts along the path”

Kingdom work

When I go to work, I’m going to the Kingdom. I’m not working for the King, I’m working with the King. The Kingdom is not restrained to the walls of the Church. -Kris Vallotton Many days, I used to drag myself to work. But its not that I don’t love my jobs, for I do. Rather itsContinue reading “Kingdom work”

Chosen to speak

But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God’s instruments to do his work and speak out for him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference He made for you—from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted. 1 Peter 2:9-10 (MSG) AsContinue reading “Chosen to speak”

move on or love up on – the crossroads we all face

We each face a crossroads when confronted with a situation, person or comment which is unexpected, uncalled for or unwanted. We can choose to ask God what to do, or take matters into our own hands. There are times when God does call us to turn the other cheek, forgive and move on. There areContinue reading “move on or love up on – the crossroads we all face”

pace or pursuit

Is the pace at which I am doing God’s work destroying God’s work in me? Bill Hybels There are days where I feel like I can’t catch my breath. One thing after another gets crossed off my to-do list, until I collapse on the sofa at the end of the night and wonder where myContinue reading “pace or pursuit”

careless in His care

I have been an avid bird lover since I learned that penguin parents sing to their young. As a ‘songbird’ myself, that resonated deep within me. I liked that love can be shown through a song. As a child, i often wondered to myself who cared for all the wild birds I enjoyed soaring acrossContinue reading “careless in His care”