Many of us are “coming out of quarantine” – slowly moving forward after feeling like we have been on hold for a while. We feel like we are regaining our freedom. I am happy to be moving forward, but I hope no matter how this situation plays out that we learn/remember a few things. 1. [...]
Last Saturday afternoon, I was privileged to be a part of a “drive by encouragement” activity. Some members of my church family made signs and decorated their cars. We then drove around town to “visit” several member’s homes. The caravan of vehicles honked their horns and shouted hellos as we drove by. While we did [...]
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,Where there is hatred, let me sow love;Where there is injury, pardon;Where there is doubt, faith;Where there is despair, hope;Where there is darkness, light;Where there is sadness, joy; O Divine Master,Grant that I may not so much seekTo be consoled as to console;To be understood as to understand;To [...]
Today I want to tell a story from this past week. Minnesota has hit records for snowfall this past month. Not just snow for February, but snow for any month. Most of us are exhausted from the shoveling, bad roads, and other winter hazards. A week ago we had another blizzard. I knew there would [...]
A year ago, I spent several days helping a friend pack up her belongings so she could move from Minnesota to Texas to live closer to family. When I said goodbye I told her, "Till we meet again". This friend had placed her trust in Jesus Christ. While I didn't expect to see her again [...]
I like the theme of this verse - the basics of how we need to live. Is this easy? Not for messy, flawed human beings; we tend to complicate things. However, God is ever faithful - perfectly faithful. As we go to Him, He will make this kind of life possible. Just. Keep. Praying.
God has reminded me over the years that He is to be the object of my service. The tagline for my blog is "Make God Your Everything". Galatians 3:23-24 is the reason. Everything we do should be for God. I know I can fall into the trap of thinking serving at church is the only [...]