“Spiritual gifts are what we do; spiritual fruit is what we are”
Category Archive: Ponderings
[Copied from Resurgence blog June 27, 2012] Be Still Psalm 46:10 is an often quoted verse. It says, “Be still, and know that I am God.” It’s on coffee mugs, posters, greeting cards. It is an invitation to experience God, to rest, slow down. It is also an invitation that I and many others reject on a daily …
from Lysa TerKeurst I’m passionate about understanding how to love and support those who lead my church. But I have to admit, I’m not a heroine in this article. I’m still learning how to apply the Biblical principle of 1 Timothy 5:17-18. “Elders who are leading well should be admired and valued. Double up …
I was reading a blog post by Lysa TerKeurst and this grabbed me. She was referring to a bit of news given by a doctor. Balance the news (facts) with Truth. “This is news. This is not truth.” Here’s what Lysa says: Wow. I’ve always thought of news and truth as one in …
Noah Webster had served as a soldier in the Revolutionary War; was elected to the Connecticut General Assembly for 9 terms; and the Legislature of Massachusetts for three terms. Noah Webster first published his Webster’s Dictionary on APRIL 14, 1828. This 26-year project with 30,000 new definitions, standardized spelling and gave American English its identity.
Feast vs. Fast this Lent: • Fast from judging others; feast on the Christ dwelling in them. • Fast from emphasis on differences; feast on the unity of life. • Fast from apparent darkness; feast on the reality of light. • Fast from thoughts of illness; feast on the healing power of God. • Fast …
[Title from Forbes article] If you’ve been under a rock and haven’t seen or heard of #KONY2012, here’s a link. It’s a VERY powerful display of the power of social media. The video has been viewed millions of times in the past few days, when the original goal was only 500,000 views in the year 2012. …
I don’t think anything moves the heart of the freedom fighter into knowing they are following God more than the words of Micah.
Walk humbly with God.
So simple, yet so desperately needed in our broken and unjust world.
In his book, Telling Secrets, Fredrick Buechner describes a white tower with two rooms. The first is a chapel on the second floor. It is a place of peace and respite — a silent and still place where one can breathe. The other room he calls, the Little Ease. The Little Ease is underneath the …