Posts in Caring for Others
Is God as Generous as You Think?
How effective do you desire to be in your daily work? Whatever field we are in, our work has eternal value. How can we make sure we are having the impact the Lord intends us to have?
Is God as generous as you think? And in spite of what you think about God’s generosity, what do your actions communicate that you believe about the heart of your Abba?
When our Expectations Remain Unmet
Are you setting goals this New Year? If you are, I’m sure you have the best of intentions. Many of us make goals, but few stick with them. How can you craft goals that are keep-able and that you actually WANT to keep? I’d like to help! I’ve had New Years goals for nearly every year of my life and I think I’ve learned a thing or two that I’d love to pass on to you!
Leftovers & Judgment
Have you ever been all set up emotionally for God to come through, for that breakthrough you can see in your mind's eye to materialize, only to have what looked like the perfect opportunity evaporate before your eyes? Me too. And this is what I felt the Lord told me about those times.
Our Common Ground
I am passionate about living my life from the perspective of eternity. Usually that lights a fire under me, but on this occasion, the Lord gave me the conviction that I needed to not make such a big deal out of some things in my life!
3 Things I've Learned About Jerks
At one point in my life, I was faced with so much denominational strife that I cried out to God saying I would rather remain voiceless than enter the fray. At that moment He gave me a Scripture that has become the plumb-line for my heart in this matter.
Purpose in Loneliness
I have an unfortunate tendency to take things personally when people go out of their way to hurt me. But as I've been given "opportunities" to learn how to deal with "jerks," I've learned 3 very important things.
The Poison of Indifference
Most people go through a season of loneliness. When we are in the midst of it, we can feel we are the only ones to ever feel the sting of isolation and the rejection we think it implies. Yet we are not alone and there is a purpose to the season. Exploring and learning from this season not only ushers us out of the season, it will develop Christ-likeness if we allow it.
All fires die out if they aren't stoked. And refreshingly icy water gradually settles into tepid tastelessness. Is there a remedy for us when this happens in our walk with the Lord?
Why Ya Hittin' Yourself?
Sometimes I feel so weighted down by all the things I'm told I should or could be doing. How do we decide what to cut and what to keep when it's all just too much?
Seeing the Divine
Negativity can steal your strength and sap your joy. And it can become an immovable mountain when we decide to agree with the enemy and join him in his accusations. But so many of us do just that without realizing what we're doing!
How we view the people around us effects every interaction we have. And when we take our cues from how the world tells us to view people, we can find ourselves believing only what we're presented with on the surface.
The transient nature of our lives leaves us all feeling a bit lost at times, without shelter and security. But no matter where we are or who we’re with, we can always feel we are at home.