Obedience Baggage

I am learning that, frequently, when the scripture is reading like it is commanding something (and it may be — I’ll come back to that idea shortly), if you watch that obedience experience play out organically in the way God designed, you see it is closer to being a description of an inevitability. “When you…

CPAP Recap

There was no way I was going to assimilate myself into the sleep Borg (Star Trek nerd reference) known as a CPAP.

Water Soluble Expectations

Do you ever find yourself either frozen from meaningful action, or over-exerting because of the task master of Invisible Expectations? By “invisible,” I mean that no one is currently telling or otherwise coercing you to do or not do the thing. You just have this nagging discomfort inside about it, and that discomfort might sound…

Don’t Hurt the Kroger Person!

A crazy-life update, in all its colorful glory. A lot has happened in the eight months since I last forced myself to write. I suppose I chose this moment to catch up, because, why not. I’ve thrown my hands up, and a keyboard is as good a place as any to land. The hubs is…

It’s An Abomination

This is not about how to simply focus on your own sinful state instead of someone else’s. Nor is it about calling all things good. What I’m trying to convey is the ability to observe and interact from an entirely alternate experience that is unshaken by external reflections of the spiritual war on our planet. I’m referring to Christ-filled hearts that close the gap.

The Bible is Like a Birthday Party?

The surprise party Recently I attended a surprise birthday celebration for a more-experienced young person. I didn’t know most of the people there, because attendees were from every stage of her life, but I saw a remarkable pattern emerge as the microphone was passed around from table to table. Each story, account, and testimony reflected…

New Beginnings and Why We Struggle

New Beginnings Happy 2018! We’ve had a lovely couple of days spending fun quality time with friends and family. It feels like Brian has been home from work with us for a long time, and it’s been heavenly! New beginnings have been on my mind. I have been reading a new chronological Bible that I…

Can We Trust God (and His Grapes)?

Examining God’s Love in Jeremiah I want to share what God put on my heart during my quiet time this morning, as I read Jeremiah 5. It’s really easy to gloss over┬áthe Old Testament (OT – the writings before Jesus’ time on Earth) and see an angry, violent God, and to feel totally at a…