The Other Side

Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all and is in all.  Colossians 3:11 other:  a: being the one (as of two or more) remaining or not included; held on with one hand and waved with the other one  b: being the one or ones distinct from that or those first mentioned or … Continue reading The Other Side

FMF: How might I be intentional today?

This Five Minute Friday focus word is intentional.  My 5:00 timer is set and off we go! When I think of the word intentional all I can think of initially is how far I fall short.  And then I choose to turn my eyes toward Jesus and realize He is the example of intentionality. Father is the … Continue reading FMF: How might I be intentional today?

Day 31: What if {rest} is a place to be rather than something to do?

But Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, “Go, return each of you to her mother's house. May the Lord deal kindly with you, as you have dealt with the dead and with me.  The Lord grant that you may find rest, each of you in the house of her husband!”  Ruth 1:8-9 esv Then Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, “My daughter, … Continue reading Day 31: What if {rest} is a place to be rather than something to do?

Day 27: Who is it that {overcome}s the world?

Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he (and she) who believes that Jesus is the Son of God. 1 John 5:5 niv {overcome} it's a promise for the one who perseveres through, over and around - for the one who puts their eyes on Jesus and never stops following the sound of His … Continue reading Day 27: Who is it that {overcome}s the world?

Day 26: Ready for a {change} of heart?

For the word of God is alive and active.  Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.  Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight.  Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him to whom we must give … Continue reading Day 26: Ready for a {change} of heart?

Day 23: Is my life’s {work} defined by what I do or whom I serve?

The current work drought for my man feels much like the farmers' in the time of the Judges who had land, seed, skill, and knowledge to grow crops in their fields, and yet they could not control the weather.  For all their effort, working hard to bring a harvest, the stuff of life beyond their control overwhelmed and a famine season was the result.

Day 22: Is not your yoke easy and your burden {light}?

This scripture is sure to raise an eyebrow and cause our modern day skin to crawl and a shudder to run down our spines as we are justified in rejecting the idea of women being purchased as a bride.  I'm in full agreement.  Not at all should we think it's ok in any way shape or form for another human being to be purchased by another.

FMF: {depend}

So far, my conclusion is {depend}ency has to do with perfection.  It feels to me that someone {depend}ent on me expects me to be perfectly available and all-sufficient, all knowing and all present for their every need, all the time.  And I reject that - wholeheartedly I say "NO!" to that kind of expectation placed on me.  I fear that type of suffocating {depend}ency.  I run from it.