Delight Yourself in the Lord

This is something that one of my pastors shared a couple of weeks ago. It helped me with some perspective and I’m hoping it will do the same for you. Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:4, ESV emphasis added)...

4 Things I Learned from Fasting

If you’ve never considered fasting as a spiritual discipline, I can heartily recommend it. There’s more to a fast than just giving up food and it can yield great results in your life and improve your relationship with God. I don’t fast a lot. I eat a...

Prayer in Fear of Judgement

Lord, I’m very disturbed by my reading in Hosea 9 today. I know I’ve read it before. But today it scares me. For some reason I can’t get to a comfortable “clinical” distance from the text. There’s a little fear in my heart. Father,...

Excess, Identification, and Fasting

Rhonda Frazier (Super Science Mom) recommended 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess (Amazon link) to me. Well, really, she recommended it to all her closest friends on Facebook. I bought it yesterday for my Kindle (it was $2.99 yesterday, $4.99 today) and...

Declaration of Dependence

Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence upon Thee, and we beg Thy blessings upon us, our parents, our teachers and our country. Amen. via Wikipedia</cite) There was a time when children in the United States were required to make a declaration of dependence in...

Filters Change Everything

Yes, I did just put an Instagram picture of a toilet on my blog. It illustrates something: filters change everything. What is common or even unclean can take on a new life with a different set of filters and a different perspective. That’s why it’s so...