Letting God Give Good Gifts

"...faith is the gaze of a soul upon a saving God." -A.W. Tozer Instead of telling Him all our preferences. Why not let Him surprise us with goodness? His good and perfect gifts. The kind of gifts that take us aback, take our breath away, because we had no idea God loved us so much… Continue reading Letting God Give Good Gifts

The Dwelling of Wisdom and Prudence

Does not wisdom cry out, and understanding lift up her voice?Proverbs 8:1 On a morning that I was seeking practical, how to live in wisdom today sort of advice, I opened the book of Proverbs. I wondered why I could not hear her crying out. I'm sure you know how the mind works. You think… Continue reading The Dwelling of Wisdom and Prudence

Incline Your Heart

Sin comes when we take a perfectly natural desire or longing or ambition and try desperately to fulfill it without God. Not only is it sin, it is a perverse distortion of the image of the Creator in us. All these good things, and all our security, are rightly found only and completely in Him- St. Augustine… Continue reading Incline Your Heart

God’s Unchanging Love

Because I know in the deep recesses of my mind that as much as anyone loves me, ultimately they are not God and neither am I. Love can change. People change, I change, we can all be unlovable ourselves as well as unable to love others at times. But God never changes. God is not… Continue reading God’s Unchanging Love

All the Life and Work Given To You.

Katherine Mansfield while ill was writing in her diary reasons to stay alive, she wrote: “Now Katherine, what do you mean by health? And what do you want it for? Answer: By health I mean the power to live a full, adult, living, breathing, life in close contact with those I love... Then I want… Continue reading All the Life and Work Given To You.

When Body, Mind, Soul Become Body, Spirit, Soul

“As to what good qualities there may be in our souls, or Who dwells within them, or how precious they are -- those are things which we seldom consider and so we trouble little about carefully preserving the soul's beauty. All our interest is centred in the rough setting of the diamond, and in the… Continue reading When Body, Mind, Soul Become Body, Spirit, Soul

Focus When Confronted With Should

Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage. Galatians 5:1 First let's make sure we understand the word should. The definition of should is: 1.indicates obligation, duty, or correctness, typically when criticizing someone's actions. 2. used to indicate what… Continue reading Focus When Confronted With Should

Kindness

My kindness shall not depart from you. Isaiah 54:10 When I first became a Christian, around 15 years old, I remember hearing a lot about changing your life to be more Christ-like. Before I rushed into any big change I thought I would ask God to be specific. So, I prayed He would show me… Continue reading Kindness

Focused VS. Simplified

In answer to a search for a simpler lifestyle, I have found focusing the Christian life, not simplifying it to be key.Jean Fleming - Between Walden and the Whirlwind I have to admit in some ways I love minimalist, simplicity, eating farm to table, the capsule wardrobe. There is a classic elegance, a graceful way… Continue reading Focused VS. Simplified

Whatever Things Are True

Because there are still truths that in spite of being pushed into the darkness eventually come to light. There are people that tell the truth even when it makes them look bad or not as smart as someone else. Isn't this a space of beauty in the inner person, in the motivation of the heart.… Continue reading Whatever Things Are True