Contemplation, Family Life, Goals and Achievements, Spiritual Life

You Matter.

I liked this quote I just read by Nancy Wolgemuth: “…But the goal of it all [service towards others based from a heart of kindness, not just a checklist of chores] is to show others the goodness of Christ - on a practical, personal, you-matter-to-me basis.” Service and kindness for the sake of the concept… Continue reading You Matter.

Contemplation, Culture, Spiritual Life

When Racial Violence Occurs…

My heart has been so heavy this week it’s been hard to think. I am so thankful for the comfort and teaching from the heart of God which we heard from the pulpit this morning, and this passage which was used as a benediction. It helped me to process part of why my heart is… Continue reading When Racial Violence Occurs…

Contemplation, Spiritual Life, Who Is Jesus?

Who Is Jesus?

Who is Jesus? Jesus sees the hurting and needy, gives them a platform to speak, a safe place to express their needs and desires, and heals them from the inside out. Jesus is the best listener, the best fellow sufferer, the best comforter, and the best healer. “And they came to Jericho. And as he… Continue reading Who Is Jesus?

Contemplation, Family Life

Repetition

This is such a good quote from the book “Tending the Heart of Virtue: How Classic Stories Awaken a Child’s Moral Imagination” by Vigan Guroian. It inspires me to remember when my daughter is banging on that pot for the 30th time or wants to read that same story for the 12th, to put my… Continue reading Repetition

Contemplation, Health, Spiritual Life

The Wholeness of Humility

Humility is a keyword for any person striving to live the Christian life. Over and over in scripture we're taught to learn humility. I'm writing today to offer a reflection I've been mulling over for the last couple of days on the way we understand the concept of humility. I believe that the humility God… Continue reading The Wholeness of Humility