Heart, Soul, Body, and Mind Working Together

Sep 26, 2022

26.22 Our bodies, and hearts, and minds, and souls are all connected amazingly into an interdependent system just like the interconnectedness of all the plants and animals, waters, sun, and sky are all interconnected on this planet earth. Within ourselves, if we are really aware of what is going on in our bodies as well […]

Hearing and Seeing

Sep 05, 2022

9.5.22              Seeing and Hearing   There is so much for us to learn as we follow Jesus into the life that God designed for each of us. There is so much for us to give up: our ego’s preoccupations, our agendas and desires, and our culture’s standards, so that, over time, we will be able […]

Reciprocity with God

Aug 29, 2022

8.29.22            Reciprocity with God   I’ve been reading with fascination a book called, Braiding Sweetgrass, by Robin Wall Kimmerer who is a botanist and a native American woman of the Potawatomi Nation. And then I came across these words which stopped me In my tracks: ”For me writing is an act of reciprocity with […]

8.22.22 Resurrection and Life After Death

Aug 22, 2022

In every death that we experience, be it the death of a loved one which is huge for us or the death of some desire of our own which may just be a turn in the path we are on, there is a new life awaiting us on the other side of each death. Like […]

Reciprocity with God

Aug 15, 2022

  I’ve been reading with fascination a book called, Braiding Sweetgrass, by Robin Wall Kimmerer who is a botanist and a native American woman of the Potawatomi Nation. And then I came across these words which stopped me In my tracks: ”For me writing is an act of reciprocity with the world. It is what […]

More on Humility

Aug 08, 2022

As I wrote last week, forgiveness brings us back into the kingdom of God, where everyone is equal, a child of God. Over time, as we give up all that stands between us and God, and as we live into love and forgiveness, we become aware that our attention is less and less on ourselves […]

Forgiveness

Aug 01, 2022

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus holds forgiveness for others’ sins as a high standard for us: if we forgive others, we are forgiven; if we don’t, we are not forgiven our sins (Matthew 6:14-15). Our natural tendency is to condemn others for what they do wrong and not to recognize our own sins. […]

True Humility

Jul 25, 2022

The greatest change in our lives as we follow Jesus is in developing true humility. As we give up the issues that consume us and the values the world insists that we live by, we find that the focus of our lives goes from total self-absorption to being God-oriented and other-oriented. As we follow what […]

Vulnerabilities and Challenges

Jul 18, 2022

In this country any of our vulnerabilities are hidden, definitely not shared. We definitely wouldn’t want to appear lacking in any way. Any money problems would not be shared. Nor marital problems. We need to be seen in charge of everything in our lives, competent, directed towards a material goal. But hiding all our problems […]

Giving up our own agendas in favor of God’s

Jul 04, 2022

7.4.22   Are you willing to follow Jesus and seek a deeper relationship with God? Are you willing to give up what you want for what God wants for you? Do you realize that what you want is so conditioned by the culture and the world that it has nothing to do with who you […]