The power was still off when I woke up Monday morning. From my front window I could already see some of the damage left behind from Sunday’s extreme bout of storms. It was just getting bright enough outside to walk around and assess the damage.
The light had turned green. It was green. Bright green, in fact. On a structure specifically designed to be easily noticed by drivers. And the car in front of me remained stationary. .
I love verses like the one we have for our Words of Hope this week. It’s quick and concise – getting the point across and satisfying our short attention spans. If I had just a few seconds with you to describe God’s love for us, I’d tell you this.
I was on a flight a few years ago and the airport we were due to land in was experiencing some congestion on the runway due to inclement weather.
There’s an entire industry built around people telling us how to achieve true fulfillment at our job, in our marriage, and in leadership. Depending on who we ask, the ultimate source of joy and fulfillment can be found in daily meditation and scripture reading, or just more protein… so it’s probably wise to consider the source of advice.
It took my dryer dying for me to look at Matthew 5 differently. Let’s back up: a couple of weeks ago, right in the middle of drying most of my work clothes and like, 90% of my socks and underwear (I don’t separate my laundry, don’t judge), my dryer stopped working.
Do you have a plan to practice integrity in 2019?For a long time I had a misconception of integrity as something that’s just innate in people. There's people of integrity, and there's people who take more than 12 items to the “express" lane at the grocery store. It was just that simple, I thought.
I only ask, because here we are just a few days away from celebrating the birth of our Savior, the most significant event to have ever happened, and I’ve realized that I haven’t taken time to properly reflect and rejoice.
“Is my faith dead?” I get frequent updates on my Instagram feed from a friend of mine who splits her time between Uganda, and the United States. She’s an incredible photographer, and posts beautiful photos of her job working in a school surrounded by adorable children. I am both impressed and intimidated by her.
There’s something so wonderful to about the invitation that David gives in Psalm 66:5 to “come and see. ” It’s an invitation to reflect and praise together as we remember the remarkable journey that God’s people have been on.