Sometimes, as soft-hearted people, we’re caught up in conversations that we’re not really invested in. Usually, these are at some kind of function, where we’re meeting people for the first time, or catching up with extra-nosy acquaintances. Maybe you’re secretly glad to not have to socialize right now. Most people find conversation to be a… Read More You’re Not Being Nice, You’re Tolerating (Part 1)
We’ve all felt ignored. We’ve all bumped into an acquaintance we haven’t spoken to in a while, being asked, “How are you?”. And when you start to answer, you notice that they’re not really paying attention. Their eyes are on the coffee machine behind you, the printer, some other person, the traffic—whatever it is, it’s… Read More Christians: Do You Listen Or Give Lip Service?
As I’ve mentioned in some other posts, we’re in a pandemic right now. I’ve covered topics addressing where God is in this pandemic, reminding us where our joy should be, and being watchful for signs. The one thing these all hinge on is our listening to God. But really, how does one do that? Well,… Read More How To Start And Keep Up Daily Bible Reading
When we need direction, we pray to seek God’s counsel. But sometimes, following being unable to discern His voice, we ask for a physical sign to get our answer. We like firm direction. We like clear paths. We want to make sure we’re being propelled toward the right goal. And yet, I’ve noticed that sometimes… Read More When You Ask For A Sign, Are You Watching Or Sleeping?
A few years ago, I decided to write a post on lessons I learned from The Lion King. Click here to check out that post. Today, I am adding an addendum of 4 more things that I have since learned from the beloved story, but instead from the remake (the 2019 version). I realize that… Read More 4 More Things I Learned From The Lion King
Who would’ve thought?… Read More Why The Sound of Music’s “I Have Confidence” Is Perfect Pandemic Music
42 As they went out, the people begged that these things might be told them the next Sabbath. 43 And after the meeting of the synagogue broke up, many Jews and devout converts to Judaism followed Paul and Barnabas, who, as they spoke with them, urged them to continue in the grace of God. 44 The next Sabbath almost the whole city gathered… Read More Where Does Your Joy Reside? A Look At Acts 13
The world has exploded. You’re probably sitting at home right now scrolling through your phone, checking your social media feed for what feels like the billionth time today. You’re on edge and stressed. Maybe a loved one of yours is sick, and you feel responsible to protect them from COVID-19. Maybe a loved one of… Read More COVID-19: Where Is God In A Global Pandemic?
We’re halfway through into the first month of this new decade, and that amps up many people’s expectations. People are making resolutions. We look forward to the future with bright hopes, a new weight loss plan, a new gym membership, new ideas, maybe even new friends, and fresh inspiration. No more will we put off… Read More What Were You Expecting?: A Note On Resolutions
Today, of all of the 365 days of the year, marks the day I was born more than a few decades ago. Yes, in other words, today is my birthday. I look back fondly over the birthdays I’ve had through the years. And yet, I’ve noticed that over time, feeling excitement over turning older has… Read More Birthday Post: Up Close And Personal