Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,Hebrews 12:1 This scripture reminds me of my younger days, cheering on the team of whatever season … Continue reading Becoming a Woman of God
What is your idea of what heaven will be like? Will it be a celebration or just another long boring church service?
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There's a lot to deal with in midlife. That empty nest syndrome for one can really take you for a loop. But that is not the only crisis you are looking at as you are "becoming sage". What does that even mean? "to become sage". You might have thought about the herb. But the first … Continue reading Midlife Crisis: Becoming Sage
we think of the disciplines as something we choose. Suffering and persecution are not something we choose but something that is forced upon us. But then again, maybe it can indeed be a chosen way of life. Let's dig further.
One of my prime times of spiritual growth came through a small discipleship group I belonged to in my 20’s, and by the on-going mentoring of an older godly woman. W
When we look around our communities and our world, it seems we have allowed pride and privilege to take over our hearts and lives. Perhaps it's time to pursue humility in all our lives. Inspired by her earlier post, Seven Biblical Promises for Walking in Humility, I asked Karen Friday if she would write more … Continue reading How to Pursue Humility as Followers of Christ
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?
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