Hard work is a vital component to our Sabbath rest. Sounds like a contradiction, doesn’t it? I thought so too. Until. I realized IT’ WASN’T! I’ve always read Genesis 2:2 as: ‘On the seventh day God rested.’ But that’s not what’s written. It actually says: On the seventh day God had finished His work of… Continue reading Rest: Six Work Principles From God’s Work of Creation
I’m writing this post on the heels of our first family vacation in 5 years. During our time away, I learned 3 things about rest We need to know what relaxes us and facilitates our rest—and what doesn’tSabbath is a discipline, a holy habit that needs to be cultivatedHard work is a gift and a… Continue reading Rest: Do You Know What Facilitates Your Rest?
When is the last time your perspective about something changed dramatically? In other words, when is the last time you had a complete about-face after an in-your-face confrontation? For me, about two weeks and continuing… I shared in Running on Empty God recently confronted me about the work-rest imbalance in my life and ministry; exposing… Continue reading Rest: The Work-Rest Imbalance
One of this Minnesota Girl's fears is running out of gas and being stranded on the side of the road--especially in the winter. So when my gauge approaches 1/8 tank, I start searching for a gas station. Unfortunately, I'm not as careful with my physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual energy. I push them as far… Continue reading Running on Empty
A while back I finally realized the reflection I saw in the mirror wasn't the mirror's fault. It was mine. My poor choices. My neglect. My laziness all led to a disheveled, overweight, unhappy woman. I wasn't putting the right nutrients in my body--ok, I wasn't putting many nutrients in my body--but I was putting… Continue reading Lead with Love: It’s Not the Mirror’s Fault
Edward Bulwer-Lytton was spot-on when he said: The pen [words] are mightier than the sword. There is so much ink used in Scripture to instruct us about the words we speak. Why do you suppose that is? Word have the power to build up. Encourage. Empower. Inspire. Bless. They can also destroy. Wound. Devastate. Rob… Continue reading Lead with Love: 15 Verses to Illustrate Why Our Words MATTER
#Love seems so simple, doesn't it? But when you look at God's definition of #love, we realize it's anything but. However, when we abide in His #love for us through faith in His Son Jesus Christ, we CAN #love like He does! How? Through the #love He pours into us. He fills us to overflowing… Continue reading Lead With Love: Hate is the Opposite of Love–12 Scriptures to Redirect Us To Love
If your heart has been as deeply grieved as mine has been, I can't help but wonder how grieved God's heart must be. But when I looked up the word "racism" in my concordances, I found nothing. But rather than getting discouraged, I kept looking... Turns out, the Bible has A LOT to say about… Continue reading Lead With Love: What does the Bible Say about Racism? 10 Verses to Meditate on.
These are some of the passages I have been meditating on over this past weekend in reference to "Examining The Heart" and remembering who I really am. A sinner in need of a Savior. Each of these passages encouraged me to stop. Reflect. Open myself up to God. And see what is really inside. Then… Continue reading Lead with Love: 11 Scripture Passage to Pray as You Examine Your Heart
This post is raw. Honest. Sincere. I make no effort to soothe or comfort. I make no effort to hide the truth. You've seen my picture. I'm a middle-class white woman. But I am more than that. I am a follow of the Lord Jesus Christ. And today I am writing this post primarily to… Continue reading Lead with Love