Our Identity

Henri Nouwen’s words regarding the truth of our identity in Christ are what I would like to share with you today….(check out more of his writings at https://henrinouwen.org/meditation/) The Fundamental Truth of Your Identity Jesus died well because he knew he was going to God and he would soon send his Spirit of Love toContinue reading “Our Identity”

ThunderStorm

Scared, she ran to her father’s room. Thunder, lightening unsettling her world. He invites her into his bed, wraps his arm around her, explains how to judge the distance of lightening by counting seconds between the light and the thunder. She falls asleep only to be awakened by a crushing weight rocking on her, feelingContinue reading “ThunderStorm”

Seeing God In The Ordinary Summary

When I have presented my power point talk on seeing God in the ordinary, I ended by tying many of the ordinary items of life that can remind us of God to scripture from Revelations 7. And as I read Revelations 7 I would hold up the item spoken of. I’ll do this now byContinue reading “Seeing God In The Ordinary Summary”

Of Bracelets and Rocks

Seeing God In The Ordinary – Part 6 Bracelets like the ones the woman is selling are made in local villages from the grasses growing. To me, these are visual reminders to be grateful for what I have. There is always good to be seen no matter what the situation is being faced. For manyContinue reading “Of Bracelets and Rocks”

Set Your Mind

Yesterday’s post encouraged you to meditate on Colossians 3. There is a decision to be made in living the Christian life – a decision to “Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.” (3:2); a decision to “Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality,Continue reading “Set Your Mind”

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”

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”