One of the most beautiful definitions of Scripture I’ve ever read. From Mike Breen, Covenant and Kingdom.
Let’s be honest – there are days when I am barely treading water. We can’t have it all. The sermon will never be finished and refined at the same time that the house is ready for hosting a small group, the homework is all finished and five little backpacks prepped with snack, the relationship thriving, date night happening, the errands all run, supplies purchased, meetings attended (on-time, of course) and not to mention in-depth time in the Word.
It ain’t gonna happen.
Oh, but there are days when gray meets gray.
Continue reading when gray meets gray
There were about 60 people, the entirety of our group, sitting in the room for an optional, early breakfast session. That alone tells you the…
The screaming was incessant. She was mad, sad, scared and exhausted all at once. My younger daughter would not, could not, calm down. She needed a nap, desperately. I needed her to take the nap as much as she needed it herself. Continue reading Sit.
Most of us have heard the difference between pessimism and optimism described as people who see the glass as either “half-full” or “half-empty.” The other day I told a mentor that I’m not really pessimistic or optimistic. I’m just realistic. ‘The water level is *draws a line* right there.
Pessimists, Optimists & Realists are all useful to the Kingdom. But each and every type can get absolutely STUCK when we spend our time staring at a glass at the midway point. Continue reading Half-Full, Half-Empty, and why I really don’t care.
She answered my question with a question. It hit like a left jab to my heart that my youngest daughter, soon to be four years old, had answered a child’s favorite question with a hesitant question-answer.
A few moments before I had asked, “What do you want for Christmas?” Continue reading Prepare to be overwhelmed.