Christmas: The One Thing Needed

This Christmas, which of these women’s examples will we follow? I feel like our spirits wrestle with how to be more like Mary and less like Martha all year long. Christmas: the struggle can go into overdrive, as many go into a “Martha” splurge. Will we choose to listen to Jesus?John 14:15 reminds us that…… Continue reading Christmas: The One Thing Needed

The Outcast: The Paralytic and His Friends

3 Four people came, carrying a paralyzed man. 4 Since they could not get to Jesus because of the crowd, they dug a hole in the roof right above where he was speaking. When they got through, they lowered the mat with the paralyzed man on it. 5 When Jesus saw the faith of these people, he said…… Continue reading The Outcast: The Paralytic and His Friends

Awkward but Divine Appointments

I am weary. I am broken. I am socially awkward. I take more demands than I ought to. I often people-please. We come to the Lord with this list of what we are. God sees all that we are, and He pours His love over us! We come weary, broken, tired, overloaded, and just wondering what…… Continue reading Awkward but Divine Appointments

The Real Me (on the struggles)

Being sick is embarrassing. It really is. I know others ignore those who are sick. They will look down or walk away when you try to talk to them. They avoid you like the plague. Takes many forms, and nobody knows why. I don’t know why, other than we all seek comfortable lives. If we…… Continue reading The Real Me (on the struggles)