Eternity, Jesus in Everyday Life

What does your Heart Crave?

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What does your heart crave?

What makes it burn?

When you’re alone with your thoughts, your dreams—what do you imagine? What do you see? Continue reading “What does your Heart Crave?”

Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story

January’s Lesson

Hebrews 4.13

The Vibrant Relevance of God’s Word nailed me last week! And I didn’t even feel the blow until later when it started to sting.

Continue reading “January’s Lesson”

Jesus in Everyday Life

Happy Valentine’s Day Jesus

Happy VDay 2018

If you were to write a Valentine to Jesus, what would it say?

Would it be short and sweet or would it take up sheets and sheets?

It doesn’t’ matter if you have a Valentine or not, there is One who pursues you with His unrelenting love today. Everyday.

He doesn’t need flowers, chocolate, or gems. He already made them.

All He wants is you. Your heart. Your devotion. Your love. Your surrender. He invites you in with the whisper, “Follow Me.”

Beloved if you haven’t said yes to Jesus yet, let me share His Valentine with you:

For God so loved the world, he gave his one and only son, that whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

I encourage you today or by the end of this week, to take time to reflect on your love for God. Write him a Valentine in your own hand, the old-fashioned way. Yes, with pen and paper. Simple, elaborate. It doesn’t matter as long as it’s authentic. Then offer it. As a sacrifice of praise.

Happy Valentine’s Day, Beloved.

 

Attitude, Jesus in Everyday Life

Attitude. Part 4. Tyler’s Choice To Change

img_3923Tyler is a gifted athlete.

He’s fast and agile.

He’s strong and aggressive.

And he’s competitive. Very competitive.

All his life he’s been able to excel using the simple formula of combining his familiarity with that sport and his natural talent. Whenever he tries a new sport, he thrives after only a few practices. Granted, techniques and skills need to be refined and improved, but that usually happens seamlessly. Easily. With little effort.

Then he joined wrestling. Continue reading “Attitude. Part 4. Tyler’s Choice To Change”

Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story

What have you learned this January?

resolutions derailedI am so very sorry for my silence. I ask for your forgiveness.

As you know, last month was a doozy for me. I fought to keep a positive attitude. Willed it is more accurate. But the truth is, I was wearier than I have been–well since I can remember. These last few weeks, I didn’t have the energy, strength, or mental capacity to write or read much of anything. I journaled, I prayed, I rested.

I needed a break. I needed to take some time to be refreshed. I needed to get my head and heart right. And I needed to catch up on my other responsibilities–you know those ones you push off to the side saying, I’ll get to that later when the dust settles a little. Yeah, those. Unfortunately, I had a month’s accumulation of “those.” But hey, who needs clean socks and underwear anyway?

But I’ve missed you and I’m thrilled to have the strength to write again! My heart is filled with joy and anticipation as I prepare the things God has laid on my heart this past month. To take the mound of notes, ideas, and jottings written on scraps of paper collecting on my desk and formulate them into something intelligible and worthy of sharing. To discover God’s Vibrant Relevance in our daily lives.

But before I give too much away, I want to pose a question to you. I asked this on my FB author page and my Instagram page:

What did you learn in January?

From many people I’ve talked to, January didn’t go as we planned. Every effort to stay on track, keep going, or get started seemed to throw us backward rather than propel us forward. Unforeseen challenges got in the way. Circumstances beyond our control kept us from pursuing the goals we’ve laid out and broken down.

So now what?

Rather than feeling discouraged and giving up, what options do we have?

After I finish writing Tyler’s story, I’m going to tackle this. But I would love to hear what you’ve learned and incorporate your lessons into that post. You’re welcome to comment on this post or via email if you wish to remain anonymous. I believe learning from each other makes us better and gives us more information to make wise choices and readjustments when needed.

So…

WHAT DID YOU LEARN IN JANUARY?


One more thing.

Meet Chloe, the newest member of our family. You can bet she will be featured in several posts in the near future. The inspiration she offers is bountiful! Look at that mischievous face–good things she’s cute. HA!

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Blessings