Freedom is Calling

One of my favorite moments in human history occurs in Luke 4:15-21: (Jesus was teaching in their synagogues, & everyone praised him. ) He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read, and the scroll of theContinue reading “Freedom is Calling”

the best revenge

As of late, there have been a lot of TV shows and movies out there that seem to have the theme of revenge interwoven throughout them. The natural reaction to pain is to strike back. To wound the one who wounded us. To seek revenge, our own personal justice upon our attacker. Falling into theContinue reading “the best revenge”

beaten not defeated

I’m pressed but not crushed persecuted not abandoned Struck down but not destroyed I’m blessed beyond the curse for His promise will endure for His joy’s gonna be my strength Though the sorrow may last for the night, joy comes in the morning! –Darrell Evans, Trading my Sorrows When I fail or slide the slipperyContinue reading “beaten not defeated”

what to do when you catch a glimpse you prefer you hadn’t?

Yesterday, I decided to walk around the mall I work in, and explore. As I work on the top floor in one of the professional spaces, I don’t see many of the other businesses, beyond the food court & the stores I pass on the set route I take to catch my bus. On myContinue reading “what to do when you catch a glimpse you prefer you hadn’t?”

Steep in His Love

Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met. Matthew 6:33 MSG Afraid of missing out? I know I am at times…maybe more than I am comfortable admitting! There are days where I don’t get in those things I love to do,Continue reading “Steep in His Love”

go to the source

I am an avid learner, as I recently shared in my desire to keep taking courses. I like to study the Word, read how others interpret the Word, and grow through the process. The image I am sharing today struck me as a great visual reminder of the three key ways to encounter truth, andContinue reading “go to the source”

My Top 16 Passions for 2015

I  love many things, but I am realizing there are a few things I am intensely passionate about. Looking forward to a new year, I decided to jot down some of these swirling thoughts as a means of focusing my blogging & writing for the year.  for the days to come when I will needContinue reading “My Top 16 Passions for 2015”

alone or lonely?

Which do you feel more like: alone or lonely? Alone is the absence of people, while lonely is the absence of connection. – Camerin Courtney I have learned, the hard way, to listen to my mood within when I am on my own, and how to discern which I am feeling in a solo moment.Continue reading “alone or lonely?”

voicemail

When the past comes calling, let it go to voicemail. Believe me, it has nothing new to say. -Unknown It’s time to delete your voicemail. Listening to old messages doesn’t leave room for any new messages to be recorded. Sounds rather simplistic, but true. When your head is full of “I am a loser”, ”Continue reading “voicemail”