Love is not what you say, it’s what you do. How are you doing on the 14 Day Love Challenge? Depending on when you started you have already practiced being Patient and Kind. For those who began the Challenge on February 1st, today is a day to be mindful of Arrogance. Ouch. My friend, Mike Queen, always says, “Love is not what you say, it’s … Continue reading Putting Love Into Practice
We love to read the description of Love in 1 Corinthians 13. It’s a beautiful description of God’s love and the love that Paul expects to see reflected in Christian community. But it’s a challenging love to live out. It requires that we give the best of ourselves and believe the best in others. It demands that we allow God’s love to flow through us … Continue reading Take the 14 Day Love Challenge
Worry cannot add a single moment to your life, but it can certainly take moments of joy away. Continue reading A Sabbath Rest From Worry
Life doesn’t just happen to us. We’re not helpless. We make choices. If we’re going to stop for sabbath, it’s not going to happen by chance, only by choice. Continue reading Hamster Wheel Exit Strategy
Sometimes we speed so fast through life that we miss the anticipation of what is coming, the delight of getting ready for what is next. Continue reading Ready, Set, …Stop! Preparing for Sabbath
The world will never invite us to sabbath. We will never be or do or give enough for the world.
But Jesus says “Come to me… recover your life… take a real rest.” Continue reading Embracing Sabbath: A Practical Journey
Our lives get filled with junk and it weighs us down. Bad habits. Hurtful words. Judgmental thoughts. Toxic beliefs. Some of it we collect. Some of it gets dumped in our laps. Some of it we have pushed so far to the back of the cabinet that we don’t even know it’s there anymore. But it is taking up space in our lives; physical, emotional or spiritual space that God wants to fill with himself. Continue reading Decluttering the Heart
If only there were a “Couch to 5K” plan for the soul!
Short of that, for those who would like to commit themselves to ‘Training’ rather than simply ‘Trying’ and would like some support and encouragement along the way, we will take this season of Lent to focus each week on a different spiritual discipline and learn to practice it together. Continue reading Are You Being Transformed?
“This is the time for mercy. It is the favorable time to heal wounds, a time not to be weary of meeting all those who are waiting to see and to touch with their hands the signs of the closeness of God, a time to offer everyone, everyone, the way of forgiveness and reconciliation.” – Pope Francis Continue reading Open Doors of Mercy
Taming the tongue is not just a matter of biting our tongue, of not saying what we want to say. That’s hard enough, most days. Taming the tongue is not wanting to say it at all. Continue reading What Spills Out of Your Cup?
There is one resolution for 2018 that I pray will be at the top of your list and mine, for without it none of the others really amount to much in the end. It is simply this – “Remember to Love.” Continue reading Remember to Love
The new year is just around the corner! I love new year’s resolutions! They have a bad rap, I know. But, honestly, if we are not intentional about life and how we live it, it tends to just flitter by… and we find ourselves with the same goals year after year, without making very much progress. The key is to choose goals that matter – … Continue reading 18 Habits for 2018