Patience 1.5.17

“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9 As we are starting out our New Year’s resolutions and combatting reasons to give up before the first week is out, patience becomes crucial. Our cultural habit tells us that we […]

Rise and Shine 1.2.17

“In the early morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house, and went away to a secluded place, and was praying there.” Mark 1:35 I’ll come out and say it: I hate mornings. If you look up ‘morning person’ in the dictionary, you’d likely see my name listed in the antonyms […]

Finding Rest 12.26.16

“Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” Mark 6:31 Throughout this recent holiday season, did you find yourself day-dreaming about a slower pace post-Christmas? I certainly did!  I recall using phrases like “When this Christmas is over, I’ll have time to ____” or, “things should die down a bit in the […]

Humility 12.16.16

“[Jesus] humbled himself.” Philippians 2:8 Read Phillipians 2:1-11 and look at what Paul tells the Philippians. He says, “Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.” (Phil. 2:4). He was stressing to them the importance of humility. Humility is defined in these passages as the quality […]