If you are brave enough to step outside of your comfort zone, you don't have to look long to encounter homelessness, poverty, disease, abuse, and other vast needs. Once you see the injustice with your own eyes, you might find it hard to return to business as usual. You donate some money to the cause, but the restlessness remains. What now?
This extraverted middle child has suffered from a significant case of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) for most of my life. As a teen and young adult my FOMO primarily obsessed over social events and finding the right husband. In my thirties, missing a great business opportunity occupied much of my FOMO real estate. At … Continue reading A New Kind of FOMO
Depictions of the Annunciation are perhaps my favorite of all Renaissance paintings. My husband and I joke that Mary looks like she is asking, “Who, me?” in just about every one of them. I would imagine this teenage girl from a poor family in a small town did not expect too much out of life. … Continue reading “Who, Me?”
You want to step out into your purpose but you may as well slay a giant…. My daughter and I often listen to the Jesus Bible Story Book on CD on the way to school and one morning we heard the story of David and Goliath. The narrator always keeps us laughing with his dramatic antics and … Continue reading Face Your Goliath
“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.” John 14:26 As a child, I remember hearing that the Holy Spirit is like our conscience. I’m sure whoever said that meant well, … Continue reading The Missing Link (in Your Prayer Life)
Go directly to the Source. Psalm 139:1-16 “O LORD, You have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; You discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before there is a word … Continue reading Looking for Direction?
Have you seen the picture floating around social media of a horse chained to a plastic chair? It seems so ridiculous that the horse doesn’t even try to break free, but we all do it, especially as Christians. We have the same Spirit Who raised Jesus Christ from the dead living inside of us (Romans … Continue reading What is Holding You Back?