You give my five dollars, I’ll give you one hundred. Would you do that? How about this one? You give me all your old appliances and I’ll buy you new ones. Would you do that? You give me the keys to your home and I’ll give you a two hundred acre estate with ocean views. Deal or no deal?Continue reading “I’ll Make You a Deal”
The very word used for oppression, God comes in and redeems it to bring blessing. Sustain is used to describe suffering something unpleasant, especially an injury. It’s also used to describe the act of being strengthened or supported physically or mentally. It’s also this week’s Your Word for 2020.Continue reading “He’s Our Sustainer”
The bible is filled with scriptures on seeking God. To seek Him is our greatest privilege. It is in the seeking and the finding where we encounter our greatest treasure, Jesus Christ Himself. As you read through these scriptures, don’t be in a hurry, take some time to really ponder what it is you are seeking today.Continue reading “Seek”
It never ceases to amaze me, how easily trust can be lost and how hard it is to gain. It’s so odd, you’d think it would be the other way around but it isn’t; why is that? Well intentioned parents do it, friends do it, priests, police, and politicians do it. I’ve even done it. I have broken the trust of those around me and experienced first hand the immense amount of work required to rebuild the relationship. Sometimes, that relationship is never repaired.Continue reading “Do You Trust Me?”
We’ve entered week two of our “Words for 2020” series, and this week’s word is Steadfast. It’s such a great word when you learn what it truly means and just sit with that for a bit. It strengthens, it encourages, it brings peace and hope. Steadfast is an amazing word to root and ground oneself with.
This weeks blog is more of a guided journaling meditation. When we take the time to sit, listen and make room for God to speak we can discover the most amazing things. Schedule out some quiet time and find a spot that inspires you to be still and listen.Continue reading “Discover God’s Steadfast Love”
I surrender! What’s the first image that comes to mind when you hear those words? White flags being waved from behind a pile of rubble? Hands raised in the air, head held low? Perhaps you see it as coming to the end of yourself, like you have lost, given up or quit. In many contexts that can be exactly what it is happening. But remember we serve the God who has created the upside down kingdom! He tells us that in order to rise high we are going to have to get low. If we want to be the greatest we need to serve others.Continue reading “I Surrender”
It’s a new year which means a natural time to reflect. To look back on what happened throughout the past year and set your sights on the future as the new year unfolds. 2020 is not only a new year but in fact a whole new decade.
It is so important to be intentional in our lives, to purposely set our gaze and move towards what God has for us in this new season. Have you taken any time to reflect and project?Continue reading “A Time to Reflect and Dream”
Two sayings come to mind as I begin to write these words; God doesn’t answer all prayers, but He does carefully consider each, and We often don’t get what we want, but we always get what we need. These make great fuel for interesting discussion. Let’s take a step back and briefly ponder each of these before seeing how they fit into the theme this week’s meditation.Continue reading “Not What You Expected”
Let’s eat, Grandma. vs. Let’s eat Grandma. I often think of this little example when I hear certain phrases, or even Bible verses cherry picked from here and there. In the case of Grandma, a simple comma is the only thing separating a wonderful meal with her from… you get the rest.
Here’s a familiar one for you. It is perhaps the most well known verse in the world; known by Christians and non-Christians alike; John 3:16.Continue reading “Context is Everything”
One of the richest and most humbling parts of spending a year traveling around in our Winnebago Travato (Woodrow) has involved community. I have been stepping into a place of understanding my need of others, and that this is a good thing. That there can exist a healthy dependence upon one another. Maybe it would be better called interdependence, where two parties are truly blessing one another.
We never intended to spend the winter in Canada, yet here we are and loving what God is unfolding in our lives on Vancouver Island where the weather has recently dipped below freezing temps at night. We do have a propane heater in the RV and run it infrequently, but when things get this cold it’s wise to run our ceramic heater on low throughout the night to keep our water pipes from freezing. This has opened a door of opportunity to be blessed by others. People invite us to park in front of their home or in their driveway to plug in for the night. One friend even puts the extension cord out for us; his way of rolling out the red carpet! Because of this we’ve stayed toasty warm as things got colder, all because of the hospitality and kindness of others.Continue reading “Interdependence”