The older I get, the more I realize that life is full of unknowns. There’s a lot that goes on around me every day that seems scary and threatening in some way.
As most of you know, I am a lover of words. And since words are only as good as their meanings, I am always delighted to study the meanings behind even everyday words that seem so obvious.
We all know what it means to be kind, don’t we? Many of us akin it to being nice and pleasant. But really, kindness is so much more.
The love of God…everyone talks about it, but few really live in it. A wise counselor once told me that you speak out of what you believe in your head but you live out of what you believe in your heart.
Lately I have had the opportunity to watch the morning podcast, “Grounded,” where I am offered “a daily infusion of hope and perspective” throughout this pandemic. Dannah Gresh and Erin Davis do a fabulous job encouraging hearts through this interesting time.
I have had a good number of trials in my life. A few more than I would have asked for. 😉 And as I think back through them, the one thing they all have in common is that they are all unexplained.
I’ve been hanging out with Martyn Lloyd Jones in his book, The All Sufficient God, and contemplating what love God must have for us in not leaving us alone in our sin. His love for us and His patience with us is absolutely amazing. When mankind chose to rebel against God, He had no obligation…
Psalm 19:14 says, “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my rock and my Redeemer.” This verse struck a chord in me this morning.
So often when I think of encouragement, I think of words. And certainly words can be a great source of encouragement. But as I was studying Romans chapter 12 this week, I realized that there are many ways to encourage one another…
My son gave me an unusual Christmas gift last year: the gift of encouragement. He committed to writing me (and his sister) a note every day of the coming year.
I was sitting at a friend’s lake one morning watching the sun rise. There’s just something about being alone with God in nature, isn’t there? The Holy Spirit had been making me keenly aware that something was off in my life, but I didn’t know what. I’d been very much overwhelmed by all the things…