The risen Jesus said: “‘Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.’ And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit” (John 20:21-22). What an enigmatic event! But why would Jesus give them his peace? Many of their dreams had been dashed (or so they … Continue reading The most important thing on the to-do list crossed off
Don’t beat yourself up
Today I’m here to tell you to cut yourself some slack. Here’s why. We’re living through a global pandemic. Has buying groceries ever been this complicated? More people are working from home (or adjusting to a new work situation), homeschooling their kids, trying to think through extracurricular (if even possible), dealing with limited access to … Continue reading Don’t beat yourself up
There’s a lot of worrying going on. I get it. People are hearing daily updates about the COVID-19 global pandemic, and many of them not good. Plus, we have a tendency to go over worst-case-scenarios in our heads over and over again. That’s why it’s important to relax. To calm down. Panic is a breeding … Continue reading Calming down
God is God. You are you.
In today’s modern society we can control more and more things in the quest for convenience and comfort. We can control the temperature in our homes, sometimes even from a distance. We have access to medicines that people would have died for a century ago. We can make headaches go away with a single pill. … Continue reading God is God. You are you.
Help for the relaxation impaired
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
The art of slowing down
When you drive through a construction zone you’re bound to see this sign: “Slow Down” But what if instead of referring to the speed of your vehicle it was referring to the speed of your life? What if it was a message from God? 'Hey you, yes YOU: Slow Down.' The problem with speed, hyper-busyness … Continue reading The art of slowing down
Step out of the traffic
Psalm 46:10 “Step out of the traffic! Take a long, loving look at me, your High God.” (MSG) Today's Thought I just spent a week in Myrtle Beach. It was… Awesome! Every time I go on vacation I learn something new. For example, last week I learned that... Cheap socks are never worth it The … Continue reading Step out of the traffic