Pursuing Peace II: Relationship Mini-Series

Day 3: Freely Forgive: “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” Colossians 3:13 This is a tough one for sure.  Trust me, I’m not pretending this is easy.  But so often our hurt hearts turn into bitter, resentful hearts. Continue reading “Pursuing Peace II: Relationship Mini-Series”

Pursuing Peace Part II: Relationship Mini-Series

Day 2: Discernment in speech: “A time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak.”  Ecclesiastes 3:7 If you’re familiar with the late great Kenny Rogers then you likely know this popular refrain: You gotta know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em, knowContinue reading “Pursuing Peace Part II: Relationship Mini-Series”

Pursuing Peace: Part 2 Relationship mini-series

“If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” Romans 12:18 In my previous post I talked about the idea of pursuing peace by pursuing a mind governed by the Holy Spirit.  As we seek Him through prayer, worship, and the Word, we will be filled with HisContinue reading “Pursuing Peace: Part 2 Relationship mini-series”

Spiritual Growth and Gifts

I wrote the following as a blog submission for Theophany Media, an online organization connecting the arts to spiritual formation and transformation.  Although this one was not accepted, my second submission was…so stay tuned for that publication!   I thought I would share this one as a prompt- an invitation to reflect on the gifts GodContinue reading “Spiritual Growth and Gifts”

Grace in the Good Work of Parenting

There’s nothing like parenting to stretch the bounds of one’s patience, love, and in general, emotional control. My husband and I were blessed with two children, one boy and one girl.  And while we love them equally beyond words, one of them has definitely tested these bounds more than the other.  In fact, when IContinue reading “Grace in the Good Work of Parenting”

The Remedy for Discouragement

Although we’re only one week removed from Easter, today’s post comes from a seed of inspiration planted this past Christmas.  Strange timing? Maybe. Or, perhaps there’s no time like the present to connect these two seasons.   It’s a Wonderful Life is a classic Christmas movie loved by many for the last 7 decades.  I hadn’tContinue reading “The Remedy for Discouragement”