Motivate :: Like a Chipmunk, Hunkering Down for the Cold, Dark Days of Winter

This is the view outside my window today. What does it look like outside yours? I’ve latched onto my #oneword2018 and set up my bullet journal for the year. I updated the wall calendar and made plans for meet-ups with friends and family in January. Sounds like I’m motivated, doesn’t it? Not really. What I’d …

Silence Is Golden

I had a moment today. Just a moment. Isn’t it so that when you declare an intention, and you’re hoping the words might draw you and those within earshot closer to God, Satan takes notice. “You think you will___________? Well, how about if I____________!” Yeah, he did that, Picked up on my declaration that the …

Lessons From a Slice of Life Story: How To Live Well in Exile

I read the Book of Jeremiah over the past year from the paraphrase The Message by Eugene Peterson alongside Peterson’s book Run with the Horses, an excellent tool for gleaning truths from the life of the prophet. Sharing a “slice of life” story from Jeremiah seems like a good place to end 31 Days of Writing …

Faint-Heart, What Got Into You?

Peter walked on water. And then he didn’t. It’s an oft-told story, even by some not familiar with scripture. A storm was raging. The disciples saw Jesus walking across the lake and thought he was a ghost. They cried out in fear. Hear this story from The Message, Matthew 14: Meanwhile, the boat was far …