Kicking Comparison

  I used to be a runner. There are 80 year olds running marathons, but my body told me it was time to walk rather than run. Truthfully, my pride was hurt. Running is so much cooler and challenging. I like challenges, most days. But though I no longer run, I remember the analogies between running … Continue reading “Kicking Comparison”

When You’re Afraid to Dream

I’ve always been a proponent of dreams. Not the kind that you have while you sleep, but the kind found in the fourth definition of Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary: a strongly desired goal or purpose. When you define “dream” that way, who can live without such a thing? We spend the last week of December every … Continue reading “When You’re Afraid to Dream”

Working Out Our Salvation as God Works In Us: Fulfill God’s Purposes!

It’s one of those perplexing verses at first glance. “Therefore, dear friends, as you have always obeyed –not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence–continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to His good … Continue reading “Working Out Our Salvation as God Works In Us: Fulfill God’s Purposes!”

Bite of Bread: God’s Purpose for Us

Purpose: the reason for which something is made. . . (dictionary.com) Grab your journal and jot down these verses. Or take a screen shot. Pour your coffee and gather your favorite Bible then light a candle.  Make yourself a cozy place to be with Jesus every day. Ask God why He made you. Go ahead, write … Continue reading “Bite of Bread: God’s Purpose for Us”

Stepping into Identity and Purpose

I’ve been writing a new Bible study on the book of Esther. Esther is a story of an orphaned Jewish girl and her adopted father, both exiles in a foreign land, who save their people. Though my study on Ruth still waits to be inked and bound while the machines are repaired–a month or so passed … Continue reading “Stepping into Identity and Purpose”

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