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Walking With God in All Humility

“What else does the Eternal ask of you But to live justly, and to love kindness and to walk with your True God in all humility? Micah 6:8 (VOICE) When I read the phrase “to walk with your True God…

Choosing What Is Better

Choosing What Is Better

When I’m feeling frazzled, overwhelmed, and anxious, the most helpful response is to make myself pause and think deeply about why I’m doing what I’m doing and what my feelings are trying to tell me about that. I know this…

Everything Takes Longer

I am a time optimist by nature. This means I have a tendency to make plans based on the minimum amount of time required to do a given thing assuming that everything goes as smoothly as possible and that nothing…

Speak Life!

In the beginning, God spoke. “Let there be light.” God spoke and his words created something that had not existed before. Light appeared in the darkness of empty space (Genesis 1:1-3, NIV). And this universe, this planet, along with all…

Reflections on Psalm 16

Psalm 16* A prayer of David. 1 Protect me, God, for the only safety I know is found in the moments I seek You. This year I have become more aware of an underlying fear that drives a lot of my actions…

Great Expectations

In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; In the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. (Psalm 5:3, NIV)   Expectations are tricky things. They can produce excitement about the future; anticipation can add…

Much Stronger Than That

Those of us in Christian community who write for this website are supposed to have our blog post turned in to the editor by Monday; I didn’t even start writing this post until Thursday night. My typical Monday work schedule…

Thrive!

My friend Rima has a passion for native plants, so I was not surprised when she included the story of her search for an American Holly tree in her worship focus at last Sunday’s gathering. She searched many nurseries in…