Wide Angle Lens

Don’t you just wish that you could view your life with a wide angle lens? We can get so mired down in our specific trouble that we become nearsighted and blind. There are those rare occasions that God gives me a gracious glimpse of his purposes and reasons and I actually listen. Notice I saidContinue reading “Wide Angle Lens”

Just Campin’

Why do we order life, or rather think life should be ordered, for our comfort and ease? We spend time accumulating, building, investing in things that fade like freshly picked flowers. Lately, I have been challenged by the Spirit and God’s word to think on life in light of eternity. This momentary circumstance (whether infertility,Continue reading “Just Campin’”

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 orContinue reading “The perspective of the heart”

Am I going to throw up, nope, I just have to speak in front of people.

      Last night, I had the opportunity to stand before over 300 young women and talk with them about walking with God in the midst of the curse (of sin in Genesis 3).  My heart is still beating hard as I think back on it…       At Crossroad, our city-wide college/young adult serviceContinue reading “Am I going to throw up, nope, I just have to speak in front of people.”

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.  TheContinue reading “swirling thoughts”

Does it really matter?

Yes. The answer is that it matters a lot…theology, that is. Before you roll your eyes or skip this entry, hang with me. Everyday we experience pain, joy, fear and frustration. In our pain and frustration, we often ask why. What we believe about God shapes our response to the everyday events in our lives.Continue reading “Does it really matter?”