Livestream, V-logs, Facebook Live,YouTube, FaceTime, and a million other types of insta-video have become a staple form of communication in our day. It’s all very commonplace and normal for today’s generation. But for someone who is, ahem, more “seasoned” in the journey of life (simple translation: a bit older) the new normal in communication can … More Finding Your Voice (Monday Morning Musings V.3.0 with video)
Waiting. Could there possibly be a more despised concept in western culture? In these days of instant gratification and instant access to just about everything, waiting has become a foreign concept. Yet the exhortation to “wait on the Lord” is found throughout Scripture. Anyone who has walked with the Lord for more than about five … More Monday Morning Musings: “Be-Loved, week 3”
Suffering. That word likely invokes all kinds of emotions and images. Most of them highly undesirable! So why on earth would a topic like suffering be included in a study on intimacy with God? When we think about the people we are closest to in our lives, we often have the deepest bond with those … More Monday Morning Musings: “Be-Loved, week 2”
“So keep your thoughts continually fixed on all that is authentic and real, honorable and admirable, beautiful and respectful, pure and holy, merciful and kind. And fasten your thoughts on every glorious work of God, praising him always.” -Phil 4:8-9 tPt Focus. Such a powerful word. Such a powerful truth to apprehend. Our focus literally has … More Monday Morning Musings: “Authentic and Real”
Note: I haven’t posted a Monday Morning Musings devotion and podcast for over a year! My how time flies. While I’m not planning to start them up every week again–at least not right now–I do hope to begin to post one or two a month. Happy Monday! “That they may be one.” This is His prayer. This … More Monday Morning Musings: “That They May Be One”
Perspective: A particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view. Peace: Freedom from disturbance; quiet and tranquility. Perspective of peace: A particular attitude or way of regarding circumstances that frees us from disturbance and promotes quiet and tranquility in our souls. (Cindy’s suggested definition. 🙂 ) I write about perspective a lot. I write about … More Monday Morning Musings: A Perspective of Peace
It was clear the Holy Spirit was making a point. The message was there not once, not twice, but three times in the span of six verses (Esther 9:10, 15, and 16): “But they did not lay their hands on the plunder.” They could have. The Jews had nearly been annihilated, but God rose up a … More Monday Morning Musings: More Than Conquerors
We want a memo, He wants to talk. We want a right or wrong answer, He wants us to learn. We want to follow specific instructions, He wants us to enjoy the process. We want to get somewhere, but sometimes … sometimes He just wants to take a walk with us. Does any of this … More Monday Morning Musings: Slave or Son?
A holy hush settled over the entire room. The soft and tender tones of women singing out their sincere love and longing for Jesus filled the atmosphere. It was a taste–just a tiny taste–of heaven on earth. Then it happened. (Oh why does it always happen?) “If you’re struggling with SIN don’t let anything keep you from Jesus. … More Monday Morning Musings: Wretch or Wonder?
Performance. Perfection. Doing it well and getting it right. Is it good or is it bad? Healthy or harmful? I think it all depends on our motive and perspective. The truth is a lot of our life is measured by performance. I’ve spent a lot of time working in the field of human resources—and what … More Monday Morning Musings: Letting Go of Performance
Fear. That awful insidious infector of dread. That deadly tormentor that keeps us shackled and shamed. That cruel instigator of rejection, insecurity, control , selfishness, bitterness, greed, anger, rage … It all starts with fear. So why do we fear? 1 John 4:18 says There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out … More Monday Morning Musings: Letting Go of Fear
“Blessed are those whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage. As they pass through the Valley of Baka, they make it a place of springs; the autumn rains also cover it with pools. They go from strength to strength,till each appears before God in Zion.” -Psalm 84:5-7 Transition. Not many people love the word. Because not … More Monday Morning Musings: Life IN Transition
With her two daughters-in-law she left the place where she had been living and set out on the road that would take them back to the land of Judah. – Ruth 1:7 Things had not gone well for Naomi. There was famine in her hometown of Bethlehem. Then, after leaving for Moab with her husband … More Monday Morning Musings: The Road That Leads Back to Praise
Ever feel like you’re going in circles? I have…often! But the Lord gave me a picture recently that made me think maybe that isn’t always such a bad thing. I saw myself taking a big loop around a particular issue. When I got back to what seemed to be where I originally started, I started … More Monday Morning Musings – The Reboot (with Audio)