One night last week I lay coaxing sleep after a very busy day. I let my mind wander back to what I had read early that morning during my “quiet time.” (Truth: “quiet time” sometimes means I sit there with my Bible open, reading the daily passages while trying to coax my brain into functioning with […]
Category: Living My Faith
I was fortunate to have the opportunity to spend 5 days on the beach recently. Sunshine and waves are a delightful tonic for brain health! Besides that, watching the ocean always draws my mind to consider God, maybe because I grew up in a church that frequently sang the rousing 4-part harmony chorus proclaiming, “Wonderful […]
Immanuel, Our Good Shepherd
Photo by Julian on Unsplash A long-distance friend called last week. “How are you?” I confess, I wanted to lie, “Oh fine, busy as usual but God is good, everything’s fine!” I believe the Spirit checked my words, and instead I said, “Not great, it’s been tough, really struggling this week.” That meant my seasonal depression had been activated […]
Immanuel: Who is this God who is with us?
As I started the week of thinking of being intentionally mindful of Immanuel, God with us I realized if the point is a changed heart and life, not just having a nice word to sing, I need to understand what the word means. If God is with us, who is this God and how can knowing and […]
Immanuel – Do I Really Believe It?
How often during my day do I go about my own business asking for His blessing without seeking His presence first?