Now in 2020 I want to DEPEND on him and know what that really is like. And so, now that I know where I’ve been, I can turn toward where I am going: Into the unknown with a cloud of glory leading the way and more glory following behind me. Isn’t that how we should face every day? We are forever traveling to our destinations, whether it is to Egypt or Babylon, or back to Jerusalem to rebuild. But the whole way we know that our ultimate destination is to be with our Good Father forever, even though we must spend a while in exile.
I’m dreaming of a [realistic] Christmas
Why does television still boast the gold standard of the perfect Christmas? Family (who by the way, actually want to be together) gathered around a beautiful tree, everyone laughing and sharing hot cocoa, and giving each other either a new car or expensive jewelry. Every time I see it I can't help but go, Psh, Yeah right! Reality... Continue Reading →
What I’ve learned from keeping a faith-based blog
After 4 1/2 years of more or less consistent blogging, I feel I have earned a bit of wisdom I would like to share. This is not only what I would tell any beginner, but also what I use to preach to myself (no pun intended); sometimes the advice we most need to hear is... Continue Reading →
Refocusing within the flames
Hi Friends! After a long break, Joshua chapters 23 & 24 are finally up. Over the past several months I have come to realize that my focus has truly been split between wanting what the world has to offer, and wanting what God has to offer. Joshua 24 speaks beautifully to that point. First he... Continue Reading →
Faith as Fuel
How to let Him do the heavy lifting.
The Flawed Theology of Meaningful Work
Don't put words in God's mouth. It would be a mistake to equate your soul’s purpose with personal fulfillment you get from your job.
Work & Purpose
Should work leave you feeling empty or fulfilled? What do you think?
Friends, <This article> has brought much needed breath and water into the parched desert of my calling. You may or may not have noticed my absence since May, which was unplanned and honestly, painful. Don't worry, I'm alright. The kind of pain I mean is the kind of artistic pain that comes with being unable to... Continue Reading →
Discovering your heart’s design
It just takes an honest look, and a willingness to separate your original heart-design from the world-facing facade. What does your heart design look like?