Jesus sums up common-sense carefulness in a disciple as infidelity. Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body what ye shall put on. (Matthew 6:25) If we have received the Spirit of God, He will press through and ask, Now where does God… Continue reading The ins and outs of careful infidelity
More often than not, I seem to be aimless. Maybe I had a plan. Maybe I impulsively took a step. Either way, as I lay my head on the pillow, I wonder if I was diligent or distracted this day. Guilt drowns me when I reflect on the moments lost to idle time. My ship… Continue reading a Lighthouse for the sojourner
Our youngest son recently earned a trip to play miniature golf (that's what some home school moms offer their kids for finishing school by 2:15pm every day). My oldest son was fascinated, as always, with playing in the water (which is supposed to be off-limits). But that didn't stop him. At the back of the course, however, the water wasn't as inviting. The… Continue reading If you’re settling for stagnant…
My Joy...Your Joy These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full —John 15:11 What was the joy that Jesus had? Joy should not be confused with happiness. In fact, it is an insult to Jesus Christ to use the word happiness in connection… Continue reading My Joy…Your Joy
As I put the final touches on my trip preparation, I am faced with all sorts of uncertainties. At the last minute, my boys have some issues which need a mother's touch. And I want it to be my touch. This hasn't taken God by surprise. And it's another opportunity for me to fully trust Him. I… Continue reading Wherever you are, be all there
... bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ . . . —2 Corinthians 10:5 Determinedly Discipline Other Things This is another difficult aspect of the strenuous nature of sainthood. Paul said, according to the Moffatt translation of this verse, . . . I take every project prisoner to make it obey Christ… Continue reading Taking Projects Prisoner
I recently had the opportunity to witness the birth of a friendship-breach followed by a harmonious reconciliation (all in the course of fifteen minutes). Two four-year-old girls, one spunky and one touched with some sassy, were playing in my livingroom. As the girls entertained themselves, I noticed an ignition of indignation over the ownership of their toys. What started as a slow burn of fury… Continue reading I’m Not Your Friend No More!