awe leads to generosity

awe leads to generosity

One of the things I’ve been really enjoying is my devotional time through the Book of Acts. It’s been a while since I last journeyed through this amazing book. I recently read the account of the first gatherings of believers in Acts 2. It sounds like this: “All the...
“and eat some food…”

“and eat some food…”

The other day, I was watching a cartoon with my daughter, Gracie. And somewhere in the middle of the movie, the two main characters started getting into an argument and eventually stop talking to each other. So Gracie, a wonderful peacemaker (she gets that from her...
when you live for you, you don’t really live

when you live for you, you don’t really live

     What if there was a bigger picture out there in which you were not the main character? What if the things you’re experiencing in your life are not actually about you?      It’s so easy, these days, to be so self-focused. You’re one of the only people you are...
what I really need to hear

what I really need to hear

You know what makes me roll my eyes every single time? Hearing someone wonder *out loud* why I struggle to feel confident. They usually qualify it by saying that I seem so confident all the time, and that I’m super valuable to whatever it is I’m worrying about.  ...
can i really love everyone?

can i really love everyone?

I was recently studying through the parable of the Good Samaritan. And this is a classic story. Even beyond the bounds of the pulpit, this story has been told for centuries. And for good reason: it is the classic example of what it looks like to truly live out the...