"How the Lord takes by its corners This old world and shakes us forward and shakes us free..." Rich Mullins New Years is almost here! That lovely time when we can all do a "mental reset" and reorient ourselves a bit to wherever it is we think we are going. I saw no less that … Continue reading Forward and Free in the New Year!
From Andrew Murray, Daily Experience With God "Why is it that, with Christ as our teacher, there is so much failure and so little real growth in spiritual knowledge? Why is there so much hearing and reading of the Bible, so much profession of faith in it as our only rule of life, and yet … Continue reading A Teachable Spirit
Continuing a bit in John 15 because I love it so... "Abide in Me, andI in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me." (v.4) A branch isn't a branch if it isn't abiding. It's a dead stick. The nature … Continue reading Fruit that Remains
“ I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. Abide in Me, and I in you. As … Continue reading Welcome The Vinedresser
"Then He saw them straining at rowing, for the wind was against them. Now about the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea, and would have passed them by... For they all saw Him and were troubled. But immediately He talked with them and said to them, "Be of … Continue reading By Invitation Only
I wrote this last Christmas season, and I have to say, I need to remind myself of this once again! God uses the humble. We all have a role to play!
I absolutely adore watching ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ on TV each year. We have the DVD of course, but there’s just something about watching it in real time with commercials and all that really gets to me. I force, I mean ‘gather’ my boys to the TV with Christmas snacks and hot chocolate – they enjoy it, but I wonder for how long. I ask them if they’ll still watch this with me when they are teenagers, they promise they will.
It’s refreshing to see that after years of editing out the ‘overtly religious’ parts of the show, the network is now showing it (gasp!) in it’s original, unedited format.
My kids laugh their way through the same parts every year, my husband (though he may not admit it) sits down on the couch and joins us. I look on Twitter and see that “Charlie Brown Christmas” is trending –…
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"The secret of a Christians life is that the supernatural becomes natural in him as a result of the grace of God, and the experience of this becomes evident in the practical everyday details of life." Oswald Chambers The SUPER natural becomes natural to us. God's very best becomes the norm. What an amazing idea! … Continue reading Everyday Supernatural