Trust the Lord with our WHOLE heart and do not try to reason our way out of that place of safety and sanctuary.
a·bide əˈbīd/ verb accept or act in accordance with (a rule, decision, or recommendation). "I said I would abide by their decision" synonyms: comply with, obey, observe, follow, keep to, hold to, conform to, adhere to, stick to, stand by, act in accordance with, uphold, heed, accept, go along with, acknowledge, respect, defer to "he expected everybody to abide by the rules" 2. informal be unable to tolerate (someone or something). "if there is … Continue reading əˈbīd: Conversations with God
I don't actually know where Stone Temple Pilots got their name. If I give some thought to it, my mind conjures up some cross between Indiana Jones and Raiders of the Lost Ark and the closing scene of Casablanca. I'm not really sure why I think of two iconic movies to relate to a thrashing … Continue reading An expectation of peace
Our team spent some beautiful time in prayer together this morning. So often we pray for babies and unborn babies. Each person prayed over specific areas of The Sparrow's Nest. Volunteers, staff, physical resources and facilities, board members, residents, donors, and our supporting churches were lifted up. Our houseparent's baby was present during the prayer … Continue reading A Baby’s Prayer
My recent prayer life resembles Lucy and Ethyl at the chocolate factory. Everything seems to be going ok between me and God, great conversation over a hot cup of coffee, how I prefer most of my conversations. He and I have a nice easy flow between each other. It's a great analogy of the conveyor. Things … Continue reading I can only tell my story: HOPE in prayer
While reading my buddy's blog this morning something just didn't jive for me about these 3 things every pastor needs to say every weekend . It's not that I thought what Casey was saying was wrong by any means. It's always good stuff. But my pastor is just one person in a sea of believers. I can't … Continue reading 3 things every church goer needs to do today
Don't turn away today. But don't be a sick spectator either. If you're like me, your heart is breaking, blood pressure is rising, dark images are pressing into you, and even darker thoughts are racing through your mind. I seem to be consumed with putting a finger on where my loved ones are at every … Continue reading Don’t shut down for too long with today’s insanity.
I'm waiting on a group to make a decision about something really, really important to me. I have no insight into their conversations. I have no knowledge of where they are in the process. I have no idea what kind of timeline we're talking about. Waiting requires patience. Patience is not a virtue I am … Continue reading Anybody pacing the floor with me? 3 Things To Do While Waiting
Right now, I'm doing one of the things I love the most. I'm sitting on my back porch enjoying the peaceful quietness of the early morning before my family wakes up. We've had a light sprinkling of rain so it's cool enough I had to don a sweatshirt over my jammies. My planter of herbs … Continue reading We’re just passing through
God started me down a arduous journey two years ago. I was naive enough to think it might just be a long run. My runner's head thought I would just push through a few more rough miles on some unknown terrain but I could do that pretty easy. However, the conviction God put before broke … Continue reading If I had known would I have still done this?