Obedience to God is a great time-saver!
But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, Matthew 5:44 I know at least one person who hates my guts. She takes every opportunity to heckle and criticize me. I learned long ago that reasoning with her does not work. I would be lying if I said sometimes IContinue reading “Handling Your Haters”
“We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us.” 2 Corinthians 5:20 I have a friend who seems gifted at connecting people to resources that they would never know about otherwise. When she shares the information, she gets this passionate twinkle in her voice because she enjoys being a bridgeContinue reading “You Know a Man”
“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. John 15:18 NIV Can you walk in the rain without your shoes getting wet? Of course not. It is equally impossible to express boundaries without someone getting mad about it. As Christians, we can be overly worried about making others mad. OfContinue reading “Afraid to Make Others Mad?”
Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ. Galatians 1:10 I read chapter 11 of 2 Corinthians today and was struck by the vulnerability Apostle PaulContinue reading “Encouragement for the People-Pleaser in You”
“Devote yourselves to prayer….” Colossians 4:2 (NIV) I had a boyfriend who only enjoyed our time on the phone when he had something to say. When it was my turn to talk, he fell asleep. He also broke up with me around the time of my birthday so he didn’t have to buy me aContinue reading “Are You Praying Like My Bad Boyfriend?”
Then Jesus said, “Let’s go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile.” Mark 6:31 (NLT) It took me three weeks to get back to my sewing machine. This is not good. Sewing is my therapy. It keeps me sane as I create something beautiful. I love being alone with my thoughts withContinue reading “Make the Time”
“And let us run with perseverance(B)the race marked out for us,” Hebrews 12:1c (NIV) I know that growth and change are hard, my friend. I know some days you wonder if you will make it, and you may even wish you had not started. In those moments, remind yourself what put you on this journeyContinue reading “Encouragement for Your Journey”