Jesus, the Son of God, kept things simple by explaining complex spiritual truths in parables and stories which even illiterate fishermen and children could understand. The Almighty spoke and interacted with people on their level. People with a worldly mindset often thought Jesus spoke in riddles but those whose hearts and spirits were open understood the gist.…… Continue reading Keep It Simple
No matter what our circumstances are, when our eyes are fixed on our Lord, we can live in joy. This is the normal Christian life, not for a few select saints. Jesus expects Christians to walk on water with Him, daily, no matter how much we would rather sink into hopelessness beneath the storms which threaten…… Continue reading Living in Joy No Matter What
Do we wait for Christmas morning with a joyful expectation or has life’s disappointments left us jaded and closed to any spiritual surprises or gifts from God? Many of us are actually just like Scrooge, that traditional symbol for someone who has been so wounded by disappointment and jaded by life that he cannot…… Continue reading Secretly Cynical, Surprised by Joy on Christmas Morning
Anxiety makes us ill in body, mind, and spirit. It can be ingrained in our nature from the moment we are born because of original sin. Babies are not simply empty slates; they are complex little people who just happen to be preverbal. Babies are born with more than simply inherited physical characteristics but personalities…… Continue reading No More Mental Kung-Fu
I want to shout out a secret to authentic interior freedom, a secret which will go against every fiber of your being. The answer to every crisis, every threat you will face in your life on earth is to stand still and trust. Easier said than done. As sinful humans, we are wired to fight…… Continue reading The Secret to Freedom: Stand Still But Don’t Look Back
All about ingrained anxiety and growing in trust. Anxiety makes us ill in body, mind, and spirit. Yet worry is ingrained in our nature from the moment we are born, part of original sin. Babies are not simply empty slates; they are complex little people who just happen to be preverbal. Babies are born with…… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Worry, Mental Kung-Fu and Trust in God
I want to shout out a secret to authentic interior freedom, a secret which will go against every fiber of your being. The answer to every crisis, every threat you will face in your life on earth is to stand still and trust. Easier said than done. As sinful humans, we are wired to…… Continue reading The Secret to Freedom is Standing Still?
Exodus 14:10-31; 15:20-21 The Israelites Cross the Red Sea “As Pharaoh drew near, the Israelites looked back”. Big mistake. Lot’s wife looked back and remember what happened to her? She turned to a pillar of rock salt. What did the Israelites do? They looked back. What do we do when we are trying to…… Continue reading “You Only Have to Keep Still.”
As every mother knows, a newborn takes at least eight hours a day to nurse, burp, rock and comfort, bathe and change. Then a mother must wash loads of clothes which tend to get covered in vomit, and other nasty surprises. The lack of sleep leads to a rather narrow existence where the best days…… Continue reading Thriving By Surrendering
Recently, I decided to write an article about someone who deserves to be commemorated. The first person to pop into my head, was my five-week old old granddaughter, not some famous person who has accomplished great deeds. What I found most startling about this little person, called Lila, was a look of utter surprise as…… Continue reading 7QT Friday- Honouring the Courage of Newborns
This Week I am not exaggerating or acting like some immature drama queen. I mean, really, I have spent 18 years pregnant, nursing and rinsing cloth diapers in the toilet, for heaven’s sake. No, genuine miracles happened this week; I am still reeling because gifts simply fell into my lap, without any effort on…… Continue reading 7QT Friday- God’s Timing Is Not Our Timing
Anxiety makes us ill in body, mind, and spirit, yet it is ingrained in our nature from the moment we are born. Worry only feeds our panic over situations that are beyond our control. Letting go and trusting seems impossible. My family’s word for over thinking is Mental Kung-Fu. Try saying it and soon you will smile at the…… Continue reading Why Worry?