The Joy of the Lord (#write31days – Day 2)

This challenge is starting out more difficult than I imagined it to be. How hard could it be to do something that brings me joy? Well, after a week filled with joy-filled worship, fellowship and conversation, I stumbled back into reality and practically forgot everything I had learned. So, on this Sabbath day, I am … [Read more…]

Choose Joy (#write31days – Day 1)

I was traveling earlier this week. I booked a ticket on an airline I had never used, but just had needed a cheap flight. The purchase and online check in prior to my arrival to the airport was frustrating in the way they tried to nickel and dime every basic part of the flying experience. … [Read more…]

Pause.

So often,  I want to rewind or fast forward my life, but today I just want to press “Pause.” I’ve reached a point in the last few days where I recognize the need and desire to slow down and organize the thoughts in my head. I had started a “Questions Jesus Asked” series on this … [Read more…]

Too many ideas

What do you do when you have too many ideas and you don’t know how to organize them? I’m at that point as I try to establish a better flow in my daily routine. There are so many things I want to do on a daily or every other day basis, but it’s trying to … [Read more…]

My darkness, His light

I know I’ve written about my confirmation verse before, but recently it took on a whole new meaning which lifted me up during a difficult time. I experience seasonal affective disorder, which is waves of mild depression that come when the seasons change (Ironic for me because I love when we move from summer to fall!). … [Read more…]

Four Years

Earlier this week, Facebook memories reminded me that it’s been four years since we moved to the mid-atlantic. That number is pretty significant in many personal and worldly cases: Four years since we got married… Four years since the last Olympics… Four years since the last presidential election… But I made another realization about four year … [Read more…]

Questions Jesus Asked – Matthew 9 Part II

I post the remainder of chapter 9 separately, because the remaining questions in this chapter are stand alone and needed more study. Jesus Questioned About Fasting 14 Then John’s disciples came and asked him, “How is it that we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples do not fast?” 15 Jesus answered, “How can the guests of the bridegroom … [Read more…]