Invitation to Rest

Reading about God’s invitation to rest is also an invitation to a good – healthy theology of work in this chapter from Invitations from God by Adele Ahlberg Calhoun “He didn’t intend for work to be the way people form identities or find favor with God. Work was to be an expression of who human…

My feelings tell me next to nothing about God

My feelings are important for many things. They are essential and valuable.  They keep me aware of much that is true and real. But they tell me next to nothing about God or my relation to God. My security comes from who God is, not from how I feel. Discipleship is a decision to live…

Feelings are great liars

Feelings are great liars. If Christians worshiped only when they felt like it, there would be precious little worship. Feelings are important but completely unreliable in matters of faith. Paul Scherer is laconic: “the Bible wastes very little time on the way we feel.” We live in what one writer has called the “age of…

i wish i knew what to say

i’ve logged in a few times. but i have too many things and yet a shortage of things to say all at the same time. i want to tell you everything about what’s going on. but i’m in the middle of a very steep learning curve and it’s a little tricky. so this is my…

Radiant Singleness

Excerpt from Sacred Singleness by Leslie Ludy: Rather than listening to advice and messages that breed discontentment with singleness, the best way to shed the “stigma” of being single is to joyfully and willingly receive it as the gift and opportunity that it is – becoming fully yielded to God, fully trusting that He can…

deep gladness

The place God calls you to is where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet. -Frederick Buechner  

C. S. Lewis on the importance of being real

I know all about the despair of overcoming chronic temptations. It is not serious, provided self-offended petulance, annoyance at breaking records, impatience etc. don’t get the upper hand. No amount of falls will really undo us if we keep on picking ourselves up each time. We shall of course be very muddy and tattered children…

Thanking God for broken hearts

“We are not sanctified for ourselves. The first thing God does is get us grounded on strong reality and truth. He does this until our cares for ourselves individually have been brought into submission to His way for the purpose of His redemption. Why shouldn’t we experience heartbreak? Through these doorways God is opening up…

30 days – the first five

Day 01 — Your favorite song:: Saving Grace by Michelle Fragar, Hillsong United, Best Friend Album Day 02 — Your favorite movie:: Hitch. Day 03 — Your favorite television program:: Caprica. (Old favorite: Full House) Day 04 — Your favorite book:: Lost Women of the Bible by Carolyn Custis James Day 05 — Your favorite…

waiting

When you’re waiting, you’re NOT doing nothing. You’re doing the most important something there is. You’re allowing your soul to grow up. If you can’t be still and wait, … … … you can’t become what God created you to be. from Relevant Magazine.

Sit still

This is my theme right now. Such an unpopular concept these days, to wait on the Lord, rest in His arms, in His lap, and not move until he tells me to move. This is me, this is where I am right now. Sit still, my daughter! Just sit calmly still! Nor deem these days—these…