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.
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 "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 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 "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
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
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.
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)
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)
(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)