Every year, I attempt to write a reflection on the year which is exiting as I prepare for a new year. So, without further ado, here is a quick reflection on 2021. What I've learned throughout these past 2 years is that having Christ is having everything. He provides for every need. In the midst… Continue reading Reflecting on 2021.
The world is collectively suffering right now. Some areas more than others, or in different ways than others. There is panic. I don't think I need to mention why, because we probably hear the word 100 hundred times a day already. It incites anxiety, fear, and maybe depression. It leads many to look out for… Continue reading This is an Opportunity.
I've written before about moments. When you think about it, it's moments that add up to create a life! There are sometimes moments that stick out brightly to me. They are almost moments where Heaven seems to meet earth, and there is a quick glimpse of a spiritual reality in the physical. Recently, I witnessed one… Continue reading Revealing Moments
In life, it is crucial to wait for the whole story. How many times in relationships do we only see the smallest portion of the story? Many relationships have ended because one person failed to ask questions and assumed the worst. Other relationships have been tarnished and filled with animosity because one person knew a… Continue reading Waiting for the Whole Story.
An exciting possibility recently surfaced in my life, quite unexpectedly. Immediately I began to play out what might occur, when, and how all the other aspects of my life would be affected by this possibility. In my mind, I began to manipulate everything to work out nicely. Essentially, I began to try to take the… Continue reading Letting God…Be God.
Our Creator is continually molding us, using our experiences and allowing others that can draw out our best self, if we let them. At the end of each year, I like to take time and look back on the year. This year was a year of numerous changes in every aspect of my life. Reflecting back on… Continue reading The Top 3 Lessons I Learned in 2017.
Today marks the beginning of Advent. Like other Jews, Mary (mother of Jesus) longed for the fulfillment of the prophecies promising a Savior to Israel. (Never could she have imagined, even in her wildest dreams, that she would be the one to bring Him into the world!) In my life, I'm (still) waiting for the fulfillment… Continue reading Advent & Looking to Mary.
"Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say,… Continue reading God Willing.
Currently my life is in a season of pruning, and what I am also learning to refer to as "investment." Investing is painful. It involves risk. Investing requires giving up something in hopes of a greater return down the road. At the very outset, it requires some sort of sacrifice. It may be a very long time before you… Continue reading The Pain & Fruit of Investing.
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways," declares the LORD. 'For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.'"~Isaiah 55:8-9 Do you ever just not understand the circumstances in your life? As humans, we need… Continue reading The Word on Wednesday-Isaiah 55:8-9