life observed

Knowing And Doing What Is Good

Over the weekend I participated in a writers retreat. It was with the writing community, Flourish Writers, that I have been a member of for the last year and a half. A writing community is truly a blessing. I highly recommend being in one if you are writer. At the same time I was learning […]

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The Peace of the Ever-Present God

I read this verse this morning and my first thought was an image of a man floating in the ocean at night after a shipwreck. There are some saints I feel a little safer trying to imitate. I would never pick Paul. A man content in any circumstance. A man who needed to be blind […]

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The Unraveling Of The Day

Because sometimes I don’t know how my day needs to unravel until I begin my conversation with my heavenly Father. What will He reveal? Often it is the same thing from Thursday or the same things that were revealed on a random January afternoon. I am on this path of loving Him. And if I […]

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Love Deeply

I’m sure we have all come across people that have knowledge and they even act upon that knowledge. They help the needy and the poor. They know the laws and can probably recite them. They are eager to die for Jesus. But a lot like Peter and the disciples after him proclaimed: Peter said to […]

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If I Walk Into The Bramble

It is not that God hides his path from us, He does not take us down pathways only to leave us there with nothing but an intersection ahead. I imagine God standing there on the main path watching me as I run into some beautiful meadow and pick flowers to take home and put in […]

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The Dwelling of Wisdom and Prudence

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 you know something only to realize for whatever reason right then and […]

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Incline Your Heart

When I say I want to do what God wants me to do, what does this mean? When I open my life up with the brave prayer of, “let my desire be aligned with Your desire. Incline my heart towards Your ways and not my own preferences.” I remember the story of Christ in Gethsemane, […]

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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 […]

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Focus When Confronted With Should

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 is probable. A should is like a child’s floating device in the water. You feel secure, light and floating along, you are probably not going to […]

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