God knew what he was doing

God knew what he was doing from the very beginning. He decided from the outset to shape the lives of those who love him along the same lines as the life of his Son. The Son stands first in the line of humanity he restored. We see the original and intended shape of our lives…

To the point // Run

I admit that I haven’t yet acquired the absolute fullness that I’m pursuing, but I run with passion into his abundance so that I may reach the purpose that Jesus Christ has called me to fulfill and wants me to discover. I don’t depend on my own strength to accomplish this; however I do have…

Christmas Day

Prophecy to reality.Angelic announcement to miraculous meeting.Rule of law to rule of love. Christ is born for each and every one of us. Celebrate His presence and His love this day, for He is God’s promise fulfilled.

I Wonder as I Wander

“Did you ever see a child staring into the boughs of a Christmas tree? We are wired to wonder. Designed to find ourselves in something greater than our own little lives. No one ever stood under the Northern Lights muttering ‘Wow, I’m incredible!’” – Pete Grieg The practice of wondering is an invitation to see…

My kind of Christianity

THIS is the kind of Christianity we should strive for as we seek to imitate Christ and find purpose in our daily lives. “Christianity can provide… a meaning in life that suffering can’t take away a satisfaction not based on circumstances a freedom that doesn’t turn community and love relationships into thin transactions an identity…

His harmonies

Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your…

Weary on my knees

This past week has been brutal. With the compounding of the fatigue from quarantine regulations, grief of loss during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the uncertainty of a second wave and the desire for some kind of contented normalcy, what was already a volatile part of our country has been lit with gasoline and blown into…

Press in

“This helps me grow ever closer to God —–> pressing into Him so He makes the deepest impression on me. I don’t know exactly what following wholeheartedly after God will look like for you. But I do know that if we want to grow closer to God, we’ll have to distance ourselves from whatever is…

Hiding place

Regardless of circumstances, the joy of our faith walk is that Christ is our hiding place. Whether our hearts are vile,  unstable, tempted, or our feet prone to wander… He is still with us. Seek Him in the vileness. Find Him in the instability. Reach for Him in temptation. Ground your footing in Him through…

Christmas is here

They (The shepherds) hurried to the village and found Mary and Joseph. And there was the baby, lying in the manger. Luke 2:16 Christmas is here. After years of the world waiting, anticipating and pining… Jesus was born. Not at all the way the Messiah’s entrance was expected… but ever so simply, quietly and beautifully…

Jesus’ coming… in our hearts

… Till He appear’d and the soul felt its worth. * Advent is the unity of our expectation of the three comings of Christ: in the flesh in Bethlehem, in our hearts daily, and in glory at the end of time. Today we acknowledge and praise God for the expression of His love through Jesus…