Bringing Word to Life

The WORD is living…we don’t need to ‘bring it to life.’  We need to bring our lives to life by weaving the Truth into our days.  This is much more than reading a command or a promise and then seeking its fulfillment in your reality.  The Bible is literature as well as life.  Reading isContinue reading “Bringing Word to Life”

Journey to Abundant Living – Day 4

Here we are at Day Four of the journey.  The journey to a life of peace, joy and purpose is found in Jesus Christ and lived out by us in the context of our days–and the midst of the people who populate our day! There is an acrostic for J.O.Y.  that I love:  Jesus, Others & Yourself.Continue reading “Journey to Abundant Living – Day 4”

Journey to Abundant Life – Day 3

Here we are half-way through our week. The journey to a life of peace, joy and purpose is found in the life of Christ that dwells inside of us when we put our faith in Him. We lose sight of the fact that we are the dwelling place of God!  We are the clay pots thatContinue reading “Journey to Abundant Life – Day 3”

Journey to Abundant Living – Day Two

Hello, again!  Yesterday, we began our journey to a life of peace, joy and purpose!  Jeremiah 29:11 reminded us that God has great plans and purposes for us.  The writer of Hebrews encouraged us to step out in faith, and we relied on the wisdom of Solomon as we sought the direction of God.  Today,Continue reading “Journey to Abundant Living – Day Two”

Journey to Abundant Living!

DAY ONE Jesus died so we could live abundant lives…not a life of mere survival. Think of this Discipleship Series as “Cross-Life Coaching” –coaching to move you toward the life the Cross offers! In the next five days, you will explore your personal faith walk and how to live in the abundance Jesus desires for youContinue reading “Journey to Abundant Living!”

Lessons From A Large Love

Have you been entrusted with a ‘large love’ in your life?  A love that is equal parts gift, privilege, responsibility and vulnerability?  I believe those loves are to give us a glimpse of the love God has for each and every person.  Learning to steward such a love takes a lifetime!  It requires embracing theContinue reading “Lessons From A Large Love”

Crafting Prayers

I stumbled across a phrase in a book I am reading that set my mind and heart on fire, and I want to share it with you.  “Crafted prayers.” Does that stir your heart like it does mine?  The moment I read it, I recognized a concept that I wanted to invest in more deeply. Continue reading “Crafting Prayers”

Let the Weeds Teach You

It’s my annual battle with the weeds of South Carolina that live on a precious old fence in our yard.  Weeds is a misnomer.  They are invasive aggressors that strangle, kill and destroy.  Every spring I tackle the vines and try new approaches.  Each year I’ve cut the fence a bit freer; I’ve used weedContinue reading “Let the Weeds Teach You”

When Honoring is Hard

For many, it is the most ‘sentimental’ day of the year.  It can be a day of joy or a day of despair or even resentment.  Not all feel blessed by their birth families—not all are blessed.  Many have lost their parents and grieve what was and what might have been.  We live in aContinue reading “When Honoring is Hard”