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 do … Continue reading Confession, the Gateway to the Satisfied Life
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?" As I reflect on this, I can see how much I anticipate … Continue reading What am I Depending on to be Satisfied?
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?” These were the thoughts of the crowd. Others thought, “It's about time. Finally. Serves them right! Who would have the … Continue reading Unraveling sin, one thread at a time
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, and our … Continue reading Always Easier to Run from Sorrow and Pain