I love the idea of a simpler life. A life that is less crowded, less complicated. I'm inspired by people who take it seriously, and likewise I'm discouraged when my own life feels the curse of what Richard Foster rightly calls, "muchness and manyness."
Simplifying, pairing things down in responsibilities that we carry, can really be a good thing in life. It can also be good for the health of our souls. Is it possible that even in my own pursuit of God I can be held back by muchness and manyness? Jesus had strong words for this kind of person. A pharisee, who loved to be seen and heard for their religiosity.
What started as a way to provide an income for her family while still spending time with her kids has turned into a ministry. Used 2B New in Fayetteville looks like a typical resale store from the outside, but once you step inside you’ll notice some differences.
One of the first things Cristy does when she arrives at the store in the morning is turn on KLRC. As someone who didn’t become a Christian until she was an adult she says that listening to Christian music has become an important part of her daily life. Being able to play KLRC in her store is just one way that Cristy and her team ministers to customers.
The people in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, had a great idea back in 1962. They assembled a time capsule to preserve the town’s history for future generations. Then they buried it. The problem was, when they wanted to dig it up 25 years later for a city celebration, no one could recall where it was.
“All to Jesus, I freely give. As long as there’s breath in these lungs, I will live with reckless abandon, my heart in your hands. I surrender it all, I’m going all in.”
During this time of year, we are often reminded of 2 categories of change: the things we need to stop, and the things we need to start.
This is no surprise, because when we are facing pain our discomfort in in everyday life, these are the two paths that present themselves the most.
It’s a big year for Kind at Heart Ministries. In 2018 they are celebrating their 10 year anniversary of helping aging neighbors here in our community. What started as one man’s connection with local nursing home residents has grown to involve hundreds of individuals and thousands of volunteer hours.
Psalm 29:11 – The Lord gives his people strength. The Lord blesses them with peace.
Strength and peace. If I could pick a couple of traits to have more of, these would be a no-brainer.
I have an issue with people cutting in line. It’s probably because I’m a rule follower to a fault. When someone cuts in front of me or others, I struggle.
In Luke 8, we find someone cutting in line in front of Jairus. Jesus is taking his precious time with a woman who has an issue of blood.
Welcome to Day 30, and congratulations!! You made it all the way through the 30 Day Challenge!
We pray that it brought you closer to Jesus and started your year off on the right path.
In the middle of the bustling city we turned a corner, stepped over a threshold, and entered a different world. The 12 foot, ornately-carved wooden doors we passed through were just the beginning of the intricacy that filled the temple. Every detail was beautiful, from the perfect gardens, to the painted ceiling, to the curved roof lines. It was as quiet within the walls of the temple as it had been loud on the outside. The smell of incense filled the air and everywhere I looked were worshipers bringing their gifts.