I was talking to a family member about why that person had never pursued a particular hobby for which there had been ample talent worth developing, and early efforts had already demonstrated impressive skill. When it came down to bottom-line reasons, there were three:  primarily, even though it was an enjoyable pastime, there was no…

I love it when we sing, “Fill Me Up, Lord.”   It’s simple and interactive: God provides the Fire, I provide the sacrifice; according to Romans 12:1, “a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.”* He provides the Spirit, and I allow Him entrance, lordship, and communion into…

Is not pleasing God the same as being the recipient of God’s disapproval? I read a tweet earlier in the week….then scrolled back and read it a second time….moved on….scrolled back and read it a third time.  And I sat and I thought. The tweet read, “The Father corrects the areas of our life of which He…

I read an interesting passage from Heidi Baker earlier this week.  She wrote, “Sometimes God’s promises will look like this:  bizarre, implausible, and even crazy…If we desire the favor of God on our lives, we should consider what it might look like.  It is not always going to be cash and promotions and the like…the…

“The Incomparable Christ.” I love that description, it resonates deeply within my soul and spirit. It is an attempted expression of the inexpressible. Incomparable. “Unparalleled, matchless, peerless, unequaled, unrivaled, inimitable, totally different in nature or extent.” (Google dictionary online) “…totally different in nature or extent”…that’s my Jesus. That’s your Jesus, our Jesus, our Bridegroom. In…

I was quietly flipping through Scripture and asking the Lord to take me somewhere I needed to go, and the question I felt He expressed to me was….who owns the world? Who owns the world? Really? Yep….that was the question. Two scriptures immediately came to my mind: “The earth is the Lord’s, and all it…

I was challenged by a friend to consider the life of Joseph as “proof” of predestination.  That, in fact,  every exact step of Joseph’s life had been predetermined, preordained by the Almighty for His own ends, purposes, goals, and that Joseph was primarily just playing his part in an already-determined drama.  The corollary viewpoint, of course,…

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