Journaling. Ugh! This has always been a challenge for me. What about you? I recall all my life being told that journaling was a good practice to get into. You may not believe this but I've always been a gal of few words. I was the one in my family of 8 growing up to … Continue reading Journaling is Good for the Soul
We've been talking about reading the scriptures. Let's take it a step further and study the scriptures. When I was a young adult, I was challenged to start spending more time in the Word. Start with five minutes and increase it as you go. What I found, before long, I was spending an hour or … Continue reading Making the Scriptures Part of Your Life
It is time to put all of these crazy, negative thoughts into captivity where they belong! Let’s put’em in jail. Easy to say, isn’t it? How do we actually do it? He was 16 then and I was lying in bed trying to go to sleep and just as the scoundrel does, he put a … Continue reading How to Take Every Thought Captive
Are you reading the scriptures? Psalm 119 א Aleph 1 How happy are those whose way is blameless,who walk according to the Lord’s instruction!2 Happy are those who keep his decreesand seek him with all their heart.3 They do nothing wrong;they walk in his ways.4 You have commanded that your preceptsbe diligently kept.5 If only my ways were committedto keeping your statutes!6 Then … Continue reading What Are the Benefits of Reading the Scriptures?
And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God ask of you but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, 13 and to observe the Lord’s commands and decrees that I am giving you today for your own good?Deuteronomy 10:12-15 What is Meditation? We know perhaps what … Continue reading What is Meditation? Why We Should Do it?
I've heard people say that they have given up on prayer. It saddens my heart to hear them say this because prayer is our lifeline to heaven. I would say to them, "Please, give prayer another chance." Could it be that our view of God is distorted? Maybe you need a new perspective on how … Continue reading Give Prayer Another Chance
My desire from the beginning of the year has been to explore the disciplines. I introduced the plan of a series with a post on the What and Why of Spiritual Disciplines. Then my sister, Kandy Chimento followed up with a post on the 'How' using the Bonsia tree as an illustration. About that time, … Continue reading What Is Spiritual Formation and How Do I Practice It?
Questions about God image credit free photo Pixabay It is often asked, "Why is God so angry in the Old Testament and so loving in the New Testament?" But if we look closely we will find that God shows a lot of love in the Old Testament. And indeed, we can find His anger in … Continue reading The Difference Between God’s Wrath and Man’s Anger
BLESSED Matthew 5:3-12 When Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount, he launched into the longest sermon ever recorded. At the beginning of that sermon are what we know as The Beatitudes. My husband recently preached a sermon from Matthew 5:3-12, and he stated, The Beatitudes are "holy attitudes for living the Christian life." Rev. Skip … Continue reading Holy Attitudes for Living the Blessed Christian Life
Christianity is more than a theory about the universe, more than teachings written down on paper; it is a path along which we journey - in the deepest and richest sense, the way of life.from The Orthodox Way by Kallistos Ware The Way of Life: a Path Which we Journey This quote in itself is … Continue reading How Experience Creates a Deeper Faith Walk & LinkUp