Loneliness

I am like a desert owl of the wilderness,
    like an owl of the waste places;
I lie awake;
    I am like a lonely sparrow on the housetop.

Psalm 102:6-7 (ESV)

It seems to me that we are the most connected yet disconnected generation ever. We have so many avenues and tools to keep us “in the know” about the affairs of other people and yet we ourselves are not known. We are strangers many times in a crowd.

God Can Restore A Wasted Life...It's Not Too Late

Every now and then when I am reading about the Israelites in the Old Testament, I get a little
frustrated with them. Reading story after story of how God showed up and showed out in their
lives. Deliverance from slavery in Egypt via the Red Sea! Water from a rock! Food raining down
from heaven (no need to grocery shop)! Personal guidance and protection from God Himself!
“Come on People, what more do you need?!” “How dumb, (sorry kids) can you be?” I think to
myself, “If I had all THAT…all the miracles and power and stuff…I would totally trust in the
LORD!”

Work To Be Still

I was preparing to wash our family van…not the little mini-van but our big 15 passenger van
that has the duty of driving us all over the United States. I grabbed my bucket, soap, towels and
glass cleaner. I knew that I was in for a looong process of scrubbing off smeared bug juice and
cleaning up petrified French fries and old soda pop spills.

Head Space

I was on my computer looking up a sermon by one of my favorite preachers. I clicked on the
YouTube picture and waited for the sermon to load but soon realized it was a sermon about
this preacher. It was another preacher railing on him and misrepresenting in so many ways.

Worry seems so natural

A couple of weeks ago at our church Gathering, in a sermon on Generous Living, I mentioned
that fear/anxiety is the enemy of generosity. It really got me to thinking about anxiety and
worry in general. I’d like to think of myself as a person of faith and trust in God but I have to
admit, there are a lot of things that have been causing me anxiety these days. I find my
thoughts wandering and my heart racing as I call to mind, things out of my control.