Nov 28, 2016

Thankful for Unanswered Prayer

Today I'm pondering the tension between faith to pray for the desires of my heart, and praising God that I don't yet have them - accepting and being thankful for things just as they are today, even if they never change. How am I supposed to be thankful for unanswered prayer? How do I balance between them?

Nov 26, 2016

Come to Me

The Lord told me at the beginning of the year that my health was to be a priority this year. I thought, OK, I will start back to Crossfit (check) and eat better (semi-check). Still I had high cholesterol, and the results of a Coronary Artery Calcium Scan (CACS) showed buildup in my arteries. OK, my doctor had my attention, and I started taking cholesterol medication.

Nov 16, 2016

Christians, Where Is Our Salt? Part 3

In the first two parts (part one, part two), I shared about how our unity as believers is related to our saltiness. How the world sees Christians treating each other impacts how they see Jesus. How salty we are, and are becoming, is also directly related to how close we are to God, the Source of our salt. How close we are to God is related to how obedient we are to His commands.

Nov 11, 2016

Christians, Where Is Our Salt? Part 2

In part 1 (read here), I talked about how Jesus relates saltiness in believers to being at peace with each other. The purpose of our saltiness is to be salt (and light) to a world that needs Jesus. It’s not about us; it’s about us treating each other with love and respect so the world sees something different in us, and when they ask we can tell them about our Jesus.
The question of how we remain salty begs another question: what (or Who) is the source of our saltiness? Our value?

Nov 10, 2016

Christians, Where Is Our Salt? Part 1

This 3-part blog post is addressed to Christians, followers of Jesus.
As I read people’s Facebook posts and comments about the election, I was surprised and heartbroken at how Christians spoke out about and put down other Christians. I was also amazed at some of the viewpoints expressed in the posts.

Nov 4, 2016

The Paradox of Good Enough

This morning as I prayed for friends and family, the words “good enough” came to mind, along with how people use those words in different ways as reasons for why they don’t have or need a relationship with Jesus.