a lesson in humility. and a reminder.

Dr. Doofenshmirtz might call the first part of this post my "backstory." ~ I'm a firstborn and an ISTP (67%) / ISTJ (33%) who's worked with IT personnel (mostly guys) for decades. My instinctive approach is always content over context. Logic over feelings. I'd say that about 90% of the time, I have a male … Continue reading a lesson in humility. and a reminder.

and I know things now, many valuable things, that I hadn’t known before.

It was Sunday afternoon. I was in "my" room. The living room. Looking out the window that spans nearly an entire wall, hypnotically watching a baby squirrel chowing down on the suet in the birdfeeder. I call it "my" room because it's lined with a 12 foot wide by 7 foot high wall of 12x12 … Continue reading and I know things now, many valuable things, that I hadn’t known before.

#memoryverse: Esther 4:14 ~ you were created for such a time as this

  #memoryverse "And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?" Esther 4:14b (NIV) thoughts: I posted only the second part of this verse because these are the words that resonated and stuck with me the instant I read them. I didn't even try to memorize … Continue reading #memoryverse: Esther 4:14 ~ you were created for such a time as this

#memoryverse: John 3:27 ~ I have nothing unless it is given from Heaven

#memoryverse "John answered, “A person cannot receive even one thing unless it is given him from heaven. John 3:27 (ESV) thoughts: I have nothing unless it is given to me from Heaven. First and foremost, that means grace. John 6:44 tells me: "No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws … Continue reading #memoryverse: John 3:27 ~ I have nothing unless it is given from Heaven

#memoryverse: Colossians 3:23 ~ as working for the Lord, not for men

#memoryverse "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men" Colossians 3:23 (NIV) thoughts: The first word that jumps into my head when I read this verse is: competence. I'm not sure when I first figured out that - as someone who professes faith in Christ … Continue reading #memoryverse: Colossians 3:23 ~ as working for the Lord, not for men

“Not by Might. Not by Power. But by My Spirit” says the Lord

In my previous blog post, practice God’s presence. forget. remember. repent. (repeat, ad infinitum), I talked about practicing the presence of God by pretending Jesus was physically present with me everywhere I went. I confessed that, despite my sincere intentions to be aware of God's presence with me throughout my days and my moments, I … Continue reading “Not by Might. Not by Power. But by My Spirit” says the Lord

The Risk of Discipleship Practices.

In The Fallacy of a 'Good Christian Life' (the previous post in this series) I concluded with the statement: "All in all, I spent over 40 years striving to live a good Christian life. Some of that time was before I became a Christian. Sadly, some of that time was after I became a Christian." … Continue reading The Risk of Discipleship Practices.

facebook fragments: 5/31/14 – 6/13/14 (fitness milestones, falling curls, FavoriteSon’s birthday & Magic Kingdom)

Saturday, May 31, 2014 2:39pm I must admit, I was secretly hoping my personal trainer would forget our appointment today, but now that it's over, I feel MUCH better having made it through. Today's milestones include two one minute wall squats, the first while doing 23 bicep curls with 10lb dumbbells and the second while … Continue reading facebook fragments: 5/31/14 – 6/13/14 (fitness milestones, falling curls, FavoriteSon’s birthday & Magic Kingdom)

facebook fragments: 5/24/14 – 5/30/14 (Memorial Day & Disney Days)

Monday, May 26, 2014 "I woke up in America for the love of God. I woke up in America for something bigger than myself. More than fireworks and fanfare. More than a star-spangled banner. You're still beautiful America" _______________ Tuesday, May 27, 2014 Before I recklessly wonder out loud to my trainer about a possible … Continue reading facebook fragments: 5/24/14 – 5/30/14 (Memorial Day & Disney Days)

facebook fragments: 5/17/14 – 5/23/14 (a circle of life kind of thing)

(Looking back, these facebook posts just don't seem like the should have been in the same week.) Sunday, May 17, 2014 PinkGirl and Merida _______________ Wednesday, May 21, 2014 http://www.pinterest.com/pin/27232772721791154/ _______________ 9:04pm: Prayer warrior friends, please pray for my mother-in-law. She's been suffering from severe gastroparesis (inability to digest food) for weeks. Every treatment so … Continue reading facebook fragments: 5/17/14 – 5/23/14 (a circle of life kind of thing)