I’m not a runner, but over the last few years I keep torturing myself by signing up for things that end with “k”. In 2013, I tried my hand at the annual Ukrops Monument Avenue 10k, a year later the Neptune 8k and this year the Shamrock Half-Marathon. This week I’ve consistently pounded the pavement … More Running Your Race (This Life)
It’s 2017. HOW IS IT 2017?!?! Where did the time go? Along with my teen years and my twenties for that matter, life has zipped by seemingly at a snail’s pace while in the moment yet like the speed of light when I look back on how much time has passed. We’re getting older, y’all. … More Discipline
On my way to work one morning I saw a beautiful rainbow. Faint but still beautiful. When I saw it, I felt comforted by the various goals and plans I’ve set for the remainder of the year. Later in the day I saw some of those plans crashing down. I felt that I had already … More How bad do I want it?
I’m reminded that Holy Spirit-filled/led ministry is not all about the expressive demonstrations we see when people fall out in prayer lines or are rolling on the floor in uncontrollable laughter. Although these are often highly coveted sometimes to show people how God is using us “mightily”, I wonder if God is waiting for us … More Are we really being led?
Counsel is good. Wise counsel is great. Discernment is even better. … More What is he saying?
Last month, I visited a church I’d never visited before and easily saw 20 people I previously went to church or high school with back in the day. Afterwards, I went to lunch with a friend and ran into a family whose children I attended elementary school with many years ago. Hours later, after driving … More To be known
A missionary recently back from the field told me a little about the ministry she’d been doing overseas. After hearing how God had moved I asked “What’s next?” Hours later I felt as if the Holy Spirit rebuked me mildly. In modern western culture we can be so quick to move on to the next … More What’s next?