Word Wednesday: Is Your Gift Parakaleo?

“We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a person’s gift is prophecy, let him use it in proportion to his faith, If it is serving, let her serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging let her encourage…” Romans 12: 6-8. (NIV with Lee paraphrase) What’s your gift? Romans … Continue reading “Word Wednesday: Is Your Gift Parakaleo?”

Next Year’s Christmas: What will you do differently?

The Cotton Exchange, downtown Wilmington, NC This Christmas season seemed to be extra crazy. I heard myself saying with my outside voice,  “I am so ready for Christmas to get here so I can be done!” As soon as the words rolled out of my mouth I desperately wanted to rewind them back.  I was … Continue reading “Next Year’s Christmas: What will you do differently?”

Today Only

“…So there is hope for your future,” declares the Lord. Jeremiah 31:3You know the feeling of putting on an old pair of jeans and your favorite sweat shirt? You know, when you come home from a long day of work, and you slip out of those confining clothes and slip into the ones that fit … Continue reading “Today Only”

Waiting for Spring

For we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. ~Apostle Paul The last few weeks I’ve been digging. It’s the season to plant bulbs for the spring, but I was not digging in that kind of dirt. Instead I … Continue reading “Waiting for Spring”

How to Stir God’s Heart

A fable from, Sailing Between the Stars, by Steven James The craftsman fingered the flute he had just made. “My child, you’re newly born, but already pregnant. You’re pregnant with wedding songs and funeral dirges and lyrical tunes of the traveling bands. The music of the world lies in your heart, and the songs of … Continue reading “How to Stir God’s Heart”

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