Our problems can be banished, and we can be open to new possibilities, if we can get in our head who we really are. I see it every day: people burdened under the weight of a false identity. the man who had been told by his father that he was useless. the girl who suffered … Continue reading Do You Realize Who You Are?
You’d like Nora if you met her. She’s a lovely 96-year-old member of our church (your vocabulary word for the day is nonagenarian: a person in their 90’s). Nora would immediately charm you with her smile and her cheery demeanor; I’d bet a steak dinner on it. I’ve also found that she is very wise. … Continue reading 4 Life Lessons I Learned From A Nonagenarian’s Story
Do you feel like you need a reminder that you are not forgotten? That you matter? That your presence and your effort have had some effect? Believe me, you matter. You have been God’s instrument of blessing in someone’s life. There is, out there, someone who is very thankful that they encountered you along the … Continue reading An Easy And Simple Way You Can Make Somebody’s Day (Meditation on Ephesians 1:15-16)
I liked Matt Redmond's slim little volume, "The God of the Mundane." After a second read, I liked it a lot. Redmond, a former pastor who now works in banking, offers a healthful counterpoint to the breathless vision-casting Christian-living hype that is served up by the shining-teeth rock stars of contemporary evangelicalism. He writes for … Continue reading Reading Recommendation for Spiritual Wellbeing: The God of the Mundane