Nature and nurture are two very different concepts… Within many churches today, it appears we are emphasizing nurture as the means to spiritual growth. We’re told we should focus on nurture through small groups, personal Bible study, accountability groups, and special events that spur us on to new commitments. Of course some of these things … Continue reading Inconsistent versus constant
"She’s a very tranquil person and nothing fazes her." – Regarding Sarah Knauss, age 119 "The key to longevity is being happy and making people happy." – a friend's 100 year old grandma "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let … Continue reading How do you define good health?
"For now we see through a glass, darkly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; but then shall I know, even as also I am known." — 1 Corinthians 13:12 "So fill your heart with what’s important and be done with all the rest” — La Dispute "Take it easy, take it … Continue reading Focus on the big Guy
I’m sure you can relate to me when I say I sometimes doubt myself and especially my work, wondering what the purpose is, or if I’m contributing to anything. Even if your job is fulfilling, you might ask yourself why you’re spending so much time cleaning or exercising or making dinner when all you want … Continue reading Work Heartily
What a friend we have in Jesus, All our sins and griefs to bear! What a privilege to carry Everything to God in prayer! — Joseph M. Scriven "No, no! You don’t have to clean up your act. Just bring it all to me. Bring me all your problems. I have all the answers. Come … Continue reading Come as You Are