“This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.” –Jesus, John 15:12-13
In His Word, God calls us to love one another (John 15:12-17). He also calls us to unity, members of His very Body (Psalm 133:1-3; John 17:22-24; Ephesians 4:1-6). He calls us to be reconcilers (2 Corinthians 5:16-21). And in all these things, He always points us to Jesus as the example (Philippians 2:1-11).
But what about when relationships go wrong? Continue reading
I wrote this back in March, but just got around to actually posting it now. It’s still just as true and important to share. Hope you also find it helpful in your own journey of faith.
The Chirps at 3 p.m.
In this season of waiting, I decided to make afternoon prayer a part of my normal rhythm so that I could connect with God, listen to Him, and continue leaning into His work in and through me. Courtesy of my old phone at 3 p.m., the sound of digitized crickets break into my routine for the day and let me know it’s time to stop what I’m doing and pray.
Now, there are times when I heed the 3 p.m. chirps to prayer, but there are still other times that I find myself putting it off, thinking “I just need a few more minutes” to finish whatever it is I’m doing.
I dedicate this post to little Michael and his dear family. I’m excited to meet you after such a looooooong wait! =)
Right now, I’m waiting…
I’m waiting on a great many things in my life, but chiefly I am waiting on God in each situation. At present, I am waiting for a child to be born, a son to be delivered as one of two pregnant friends are in labor. This particular friend is in a hospital halfway across the country from me, but my heart is ever present with her. I find it’s difficult to go about my day without my mind coming back to her, wondering what she must be experiencing, waiting to hear more news to follow her text about her water breaking and receiving inducing meds since she is well past her due date. Continue reading
If You Fall (Acoustic Version) by J.J. Heller
A dear friend let me in on a not-so-secret, wonderful musician named J.J. Heller. So thanks to her great musical and lyrical sense, I trotted on over to YouTube via her email and found myself enthralled by this song.
Honestly, listen to it – it’s beautiful. Somehow, she captured what took me many words of writing in a few minutes of song. That’s why I love music…it has such rich opportunity to sweep you away to things of beauty, truth, wonder, and awe.