There are days, life throws giant emotional boulders in our way that take the form of financial stress, lack of sleep, workplace drama, relational issues, etc. No matter the shape – they’re hard, sometimes scary, nasty looking – painful boulders that strike emotion, emotions that we may or may not successfully manage.... I recently had … Continue reading Emotions & God
Reading: Luke 2:1-21 Luke 2:19 tells us, “Mary pondered these things in her heart.” The amplified version of the Bible tells us: “But Mary treasured all these things, giving careful thought to them and pondering them in her heart.” To ponder means to weight in the mind, to think on…to reflect. John 1:14 , “and … Continue reading A forced pause, and time to ponder
Self-Love is it instinct, or is it learned? What image comes to mind when you think of self-love? The importance of loving yourself is magnified by popular culture in its emphasis that we must learn to do it. 1) Thinking on that emphasis - how would you define self-love? 2) What are your thoughts when … Continue reading What to do when you don’t want God’s plan.
Hungry is a powerful state. It changes our mood, physically weakens us, causes us to be tired, and throws off our mental capacity. Reading: Exodus 16 In this story, we see that the Israelites are in physical need. They’re hungry – so hungry in fact, that we find them wishing themselves back into the bondage … Continue reading Sustained in the Wilderness
My soul has been awakened - No longer does it sleep My soul has been awakened - His word in me, is breathed My soul has been awakened - From chains, I am set free My soul has been awakened - My path given His lead My soul has been awakened - His will now … Continue reading Awakened
‘He set me free He set me free He broke the bonds of prison for me I’m glory bound my Jesus to see Glory to God he set me free’ Words of a song - beautiful words at that, but when sang by a believer they become words that do more than just sound good … Continue reading He set me free