God's word, grace, infertility, prayer, self-absorption, suffering in joy, transformation by truth

The perspective of the heart

     The last few weeks, I have been praying and concentrating heartily to guard my heart against anxiety and thinking on things that send me in a tailspin.  The particular thing the last few weeks has been fertility.  God has been gracious beyond belief to help me stay in the day, not panicking or… Continue reading The perspective of the heart

advent, discipleship, eternal things, idols, self-absorption, sin, spiritual growth, suffering in joy, transformation by truth, trusting God

swirling thoughts

My prayer for today--also the words to a song: 'Spirit, now living and dwelling within me, keep my eyes fixed ever on Jesus face. Let not the things of this world ever sway me. I'll run 'til I finish the race...'       These words encapsulate a theme swirling through my head and heart.  The… Continue reading swirling thoughts

abortion, persecution, poverty and hunger, self-absorption

An indictment on my self-absorbed life…

In the last few days, I have been convicted at every corner. My life, even in being "about" others is about me--my middle class world spinning round. It is so easy to "set up" life here in America to be insular, entertaining, comforting. Our worries may be major to us, but in the scheme of… Continue reading An indictment on my self-absorbed life…