I almost want to back track on my decision to blog! lol Even though I haven’t committed to blogging every day, just the thought of letting others into this crazy mind of mine, is quite scary! I guess there is a therapeutic component to sharing what is on your mind, right? Either that or the folks with the white coats and padded rooms will show up at my door any minute now! One of the things that has been on my mind lately is this whole idea of getting older! Yes, I do underst
I learned a long time ago that some people are meant to be in your life for a reason and a season. There are those that you will have long, fruitful relationships with through many years, and then there are those that you will have only for a season. However, even with that said, with the influx of social media we have today we can keep in contact with others more often than we were able in the past. Just yesterday I reconnected with someone I went to middle school with an
I have chosen the way of truth; I have set my heart on your laws. Psa 119:30 NIV I couldn’t decide which version of this scripture ministered to me the most! The ESV states, “I have chosen the way of faithfulness,” while the NIV states, “I have chosen the way of truth.” Both clearly convey to me the deliberate will we must activate in order to follow the precepts (Hb. piqqudim, i.e., what God has appointed to be done) of God. However, I love the NIV interpretation that state
As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?
(Psalm 42:1-2 ESV) If you read the Psalm above in its entirety along with Psalm 43 you understand that the psalmist is singing a lament for corporate worship that expresses his desire to worship in the sanctuary despite the pressure and ridicule he may be experiencing from others for doing so. This psalm reminds me of the
So this morning I had every intention of writing a devotional based on my own personal devotion time from this morning. Psalm 77 and Matthew 27 both spoke to me as I reflected on the fact that sometimes we feel God is far from us and has forsaken us. Of course we know that not to be the case, but it doesn’t stop us from feeling that way at times. When you get a moment read those passages and you will be comforted that even though the psalmist was experiencing what he felt
10 He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity. 11When goods increase, they increase who eat them, and what advantage has their owner but to see them with his eyes? 12 Sweet is the sleep of a laborer, whether he eats little or much, but the full stomach of the rich will not let him sleep.
Ecclesiastes 5:10-12 ESV There are so many people concerned about wealth. We’ve seen dozens of instances where the desi
In my devotion this morning I was met with Asaph who had viewed the destruction of the Jerusalem temple and penned these words, “Yet God my King is from of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth.” – Psalm 74:12 There is so much destruction and calamity in the world right now. The BP spill and so many other devastating events are happening to people every day. I look even at some things happening in my own life right now and sometimes you shake your head in wonder.
Well today I resumed my workout at the gym. I had a hard time last week when my workout partner had other plans during the week. Sometimes it is really hard to stay focused on a task without the support of someone else. I should have been strong enough to go to the gym regardless of what my friend was doing – but I must admit I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY hate to work out! However, I’m going to encourage myself with one word = Endurance! I work out the best when I “get in the zo