Put On Gratitude

Father, I acknowledge that I often approach life with a deficiency rather than a sufficiency point of view. I realize that when I fail to acknowledge Your many tender mercies, I lose my joy and contentment and slip into ingratitude. Help me to see that when I grumble and murmur, it is not ultimately aboutContinue reading “Put On Gratitude”

Of Cell Phones and Malongs

Seeing God In The Ordinary – Part 5 Seeing God In Cell Phones and Malongs Something I’m rather sure each of us has on our person at almost all times is a cell phone. I’d never really used a cell phone much until we moved to the Philippines, which is known as the texting capitalContinue reading “Of Cell Phones and Malongs”

Of Candles, Moth Balls, and Soap

Seeing God In The Ordinary – Part 4 First off let me apologize for the length of silence on my blog. I started back to work and time and energy have been lacking for working on writing. But I have not forgotten the series I started on finding God in the ordinary….so here is partContinue reading “Of Candles, Moth Balls, and Soap”

Of Water Bottles and Sweat Rags

Seeing God In The Ordinary – Part 3 An essential item while living in the Philippines was to have a water bottle with me at all times. The heat was intensive. And being dehydrated can make you feel sick, cause heart racing, dizziness, kidney failure.  I still carry a water bottle with me almost everyContinue reading “Of Water Bottles and Sweat Rags”

Seeing God In The Ordinary – part 2

Umbrellas Seeing God in the Ordinary – Jesus taught us many parables using common items and experiences to teach us His timeless truths. Umbrellas can remind us He is our covering. In the Philippines it was normal to carry an umbrella with you all days due to the intensity of the sun and the rainsContinue reading “Seeing God In The Ordinary – part 2”

Seeing God In The Ordinary

Hand Sanitizer I am starting a series of blogs based on a talk I’ve given about how the ordinary teaches us God’s extra-ordinary! All around us are reminders of God’s love for each of us. He makes Himself known to us in the ordinary, seemingly mundane aspects of life. Just as Jesus taught in parablesContinue reading “Seeing God In The Ordinary”

Relocate

I’ve been mulling over the “gospel third way” as Tim Keller calls it to deal with life, to deal with feelings. David shows us how in the Psalms. Praying our feelings. Praying our doubts. Praying our fears. Praying our tears. Praying our praises. Praying our joys. Praying our sorrows. The Psalms are replete with allContinue reading “Relocate”

Taste This Wisdom

“Wisdom is not to be found in the art of oratory, or in great books, but in a withdrawal from these sensible things and in a turning to the most simple and infinite forms. You will learn how to receive it into a temple purged from all vice, and by fervent love to cling toContinue reading “Taste This Wisdom”