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The Beauty of Surrender: the Satisfied Life

Think about a time you were most satisfied. Something important to you made you feel content or happy. We live for the thing that is important to us, yet this may not be the thing that actually satisfies our soul. We need "soul satisfying." Soul Satisfying The satisfied life is a content life. Content does … Continue reading The Beauty of Surrender: the Satisfied Life

Confession, the Gateway to the Satisfied Life

Part 2 in the Satisfied Life- Practically, in our everyday life we often treat God like a distant relative, or He is "up there" somewhere. We go for periods of time without talking to Him, consulting Him or thanking Him. We have more of a contractual relationship; if we do our part, He will reward or … Continue reading Confession, the Gateway to the Satisfied Life

What am I Depending on to be Satisfied?

What are you depending on? My conversations with others (and in my own head) of late have included this question. Or, I could say it this way, "What am I counting or relying on day-to-day to bring me satisfaction, fulfillment, rest, or reprieve?" What I depend on begins to control me. This is dependence. As … Continue reading What am I Depending on to be Satisfied?

Unraveling sin, one thread at a time

Easter week, Psalm 41: The anger could not be avoided. It was open for all to see and hear, as tables were turned and irate voices followed. “Impossible. Embarrassing. Unlikely. What right does he have?” were the thoughts of the crowd. Others thought, “It is about time. Finally. Serves them right! Who would have the … Continue reading Unraveling sin, one thread at a time

Always Easier to Run from Sorrow and Pain

Of course we want to run. Tears are not convenient. Grief is weighty. Pain is unwelcome. A bandaid helps, but wounds need air and time. Pain reliever brings relief, but the ache returns. And a little of this or that gives a welcome break, that is only temporary. Temporary. His Steps Surely, our griefs He Himself bore, … Continue reading Always Easier to Run from Sorrow and Pain

Decisions, Decisions: How to decide?

Making a decision can often feel weighty, kind of like the scene towards the end of the movie, The Last Crusade, when Indian Jones must decide which cup is Christ’s cup.  The knight says, “Choose wisely.” For one choice leads to life and the other, to destruction. How do you choose? Decision-making can be agonizing! … Continue reading Decisions, Decisions: How to decide?

30.30.30. Day 30: Our Worship

30.30.30 Day 30   The Passage: Revelation 4:1-11 After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven, and the first voice which I had heard, like the sound of a trumpet speaking with me, said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after these things.” 2 … Continue reading 30.30.30. Day 30: Our Worship