Every once in a while people feel compelled to invent a new word. One of them is “Hangry.” Have you heard of it? It’s a combination of “hungry” and “angry.” As you may very well know from personal experience, when you’re hungry you’re not at your best—and sometimes angry. Hence, hangry! Lol So recently I … Continue reading Tirritated
Rest. It’s something many of us think is a good thing… but don’t do as much as we should. Even though it’s a command. Yup, God commands rest. In Exodus 20: 8-9 God says, “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day … Continue reading Why doing nothing is doing something
A question most people ask at some point in their lives is this: What is the purpose of life? I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but our society seems to have an answer: 'The purpose of life is to be healthy and happy.' That’s certainly what the TV shows, talking heads, radio programs, advertisers, and … Continue reading What is the purpose of life?
Sometimes when I wake up in the middle of the night, I hear noises. 99 times out of 100, they’re normal sounds. Things like the refrigerator or furnace. On their own schedule, they go on, turn off, go on, and turn off again. That’s like worry. Just when you think you’ve entered a place of … Continue reading The unwelcome resident between your ears
Sometimes, habits that seem totally unrelated to your “spirituality” are totally spiritual. Let me tell you what I mean. We live in a time of increased gadgetry. You might even say that we live amidst an avalanche of gadgetry. For example, smart phones have become ever-present. And they can do everything except fold the laundry! … Continue reading An avalanche of gadgetry
I have a confession to make. I’m not very good at relaxing. What I mean is that it takes some work to calm my mind. When I’m supposed to be mellow in a semi-trance of blissfulness with my uber-cool sunglasses, my brain easily wanders back to my gargantuan to-do list. Can you relate? If not, … Continue reading Help for the relaxation impaired
A lot of us want to hear from God. We want a word of direction or some understanding or the living waters of encouragement. But how many of us are willing to create some quiet space in our lives to listen? When Jesus is teaching in Matthew 11:15 he says, “He who has ears to … Continue reading When we refuse to silence ourselves
Theologian Kosuke Koyama once said in a speech that “every Christian must decide whether we serve a stingy God or a generous God.” I wasn’t in the audience when he said that. But my guess is that he was talking about how our understanding of God impacts how we treat other people. If we think … Continue reading In the shadow of a stingy God?
Humans were designed for one day of rest per week. They need it to be at their best the other six days. But even if you go to school or work five days a week, the other two days don’t always feel like rest, do they? The bully we call Busy has muscled his way … Continue reading What the seventh seven means for you
Fatigue comes in many different forms. -Not getting enough sleep can leave you tired. -Being stressed can leave you tired. -I think that not eating well or exercising can also leave you tired. But there’s another kind of tired that I want to tell you about. And you definitely don’t need it dragging down your … Continue reading A surprising kind of fatigue