I can’t see the Gospel of Jesus Christ as black and white any more. I grew up labeling everything as good or bad. Right or wrong. I find as I dive deeper into learning about the Savior's ways, black and white wasn’t what He taught.
How do we keep our eye single to the glory of God?
My friend, Eva, is an example of Christ-like love. She follows Jesus counsel to love our neighbor. She can't help it. It's just how she is. Wouldn't the world be a better place if we reached out to those we can affect with love and kindness?
Some days, as I drop my "tween" daughter off to school, she expresses distress and doesn't want to go. On one particular day she was dreading getting out of the car, I encouraged her to think of a part of her day that she could look forward to. I explained she could be optimistic about … Continue reading We Can Be Hopeful
Upon reading those words, peace seemed to flow down into me, and hope awakened as those words pierced my heart with their undeniable truth. I knew at that moment God was speaking to me through those words. The door of my heart was flung open once again, and light and hope came flooding in.
A few years ago my husband and I took a long evening walk on a trail near our mountain cabin. As we turned back in the dim light, we noticed something rather dark on the trail a distance in front of us, but we couldn’t quite make out what it was. However, when an entire … Continue reading Getting Safely Home
As a young adult, I worked in Seattle right next to where I had grown up. On many afternoons I would step into a little market-deli to get a sandwich or an Italian soda, and each time I walked in, the man behind the counter would smile and ask, "Are you you, or your sister?" … Continue reading What kind of person will I be today?
Life presents itself with many occasions when my own humanness and impatience negates my general desire to be kind. So I have made a resolve to be MORE kind.
There is a male rufous hummingbird that keeps zipping by my head as I sit here trying to read Ephesians 4. The feeder to my left is the one that he has decided is his very own. I’ve been watching him perch in the sumac tree, only to immediately dive-bomb any other hummingbird that gets … Continue reading Lessons from a Hummingbird
Happy 4th of July! Here are 7 quotes that celebrate freedom. God bless America!