Think of that wonderful truth that God came here in human flesh and blood, and…died a cruel death upon the tree. Turn that over and over again… Think over all the details of it; accustom yourself to look towards God in Christ Jesus in your thoughts and contemplations. Set your face that way… —C.H. Spurgeon… Read More Meditation for Advent
Confession. I have often preferred sharing a testimony of God’s goodness in front of a smiling crowd than I have secretly, patiently loving a difficult person in my life. Historically, I’ve also found much more satisfaction in writing a well-liked blog post than in performing menial tasks behind the scenes. Oh, and I’ll always opt… Read More He became nothing
Last week we made a quick trip to the mountains, just long enough to gaze at a breathtaking blanket of stars, breathe deeply of the crisp air, and soak in the mountains’ silence. I wanted to bottle it all up and bring it back home for the six weeks ahead. But we returned to a slew… Read More A quiet heart for the holidays
I’m exhausted. To the marrow of my bones, I am spent and weary. A few days ago, I drove up a winding hill, fresh after fall’s first storm, alone in my car; and the tears started. They were longing to spill out before Him, to be seen by Him. Despite my daily Bible study, I… Read More Finding rhythms of rest (even through the holidays)
For years I religiously observed a late-December ritual of journaling my hopes and goals for the New Year. It was an ambitious, idealistic list, but even so, it was written out of great faith. With all my heart I believed God would show up in the next twelve months of my life. (I just didn’t… Read More As a new year dawns….