love in action

Agree with each other, love each other, be deep-spirited friends. Don’t push your way to the front; don’t sweet-talk your way to the top. Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead. Don’t be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand. –Philippians 2:2-4 MSG Living in communityContinue reading “love in action”

be kind

There are many kinds of people out there in this world. Not all of them are kind. You too may have brushed up against one, have one in your family, or work with one. Sometimes they don’t know any better, because they have not been shown much kindness in their lives. Sometimes they know theyContinue reading “be kind”

love poured red

Freedom isn’t free. There is always a cost to freedom. On this day, November 11th, Remembrance Day in Canada, I will be remembering the sacrifice of our veterans, past & present. Those who gave their lives to ensure Canada stayed free. The blood poured out to keep us free. The fighting, the rations, the weather,Continue reading “love poured red”

belovered

A character in a book I am currently reading used the word ‘belovered’ by accident when trying to describe how God loves us. I like it! So being me, I decided to break it down and see what the pieces contribute to the whole 🙂 Be– God loves us with an astounding love, because ofContinue reading “belovered”

walk a thousand miles….

Tonight I enjoyed hearing some of my favorite songs reintroduced with a Celtic flair at a free local concert. And I cannot get one of the songs off my mind, despite another CD playing here at home in the background. “(I’m Gonna Be) 500 Miles” by the Proclaimers is resonating within me…but not just becauseContinue reading “walk a thousand miles….”

free to choose

Freedom has been calling out since losing Eden. With the beginning of work came the lie of self sufficiency. We can do out all on our own. And when we fall, over and over, freedom stands nearby, waiting for our word to step in and help us out from the pit we created. We haveContinue reading “free to choose”

reckless grace

God’s reckless grace is our greatest hope. -Timothy Keller As a bird cannot exhaust the air in the sky nor a fish exhaust the water in the sea, neither can we exhaust the grace of God. -Charles Spurgeon His grace is enough. You’ve heard the catchy song and sung it at church. Read the bibleContinue reading “reckless grace”

give unto..

Taxes. Our yearly sweat boiled down into one document submitted to our government, sometimes with tears. And most of us moan, groan and complain about it. Yet Jesus took a different tactic: They sent some Pharisees and followers of Herod to bait him, hoping to catch him saying something incriminating. They came up and said,Continue reading “give unto..”

you can’t have one without the other

Which holiday do you prefer, Christmas or Easter? This is one of those questions I have thought deep and long about. Christmas and Easter are not stand alone, exclusive events. They are fantastically intertwined expressions of God’s intervention into history. HiStory as God intended. Christmas. (image from: http://www.flowingfaith.com/2011/12/hunting-4-the-perfect-christmas-gift.html) The reveal of God with us. AmongContinue reading “you can’t have one without the other”