Day 4: Casting off
In Mark 10 we read about Bartimaeus. What do we know of him? He was blind. He sat and probably begged. We look at his outward appearance. Jesus knows what is going on inside. Bartimaeus calls out to Jesus. The crowd tries to shut him down,
Day 3: No Power
No power. I had something else in mind. However, we lost electrical power. It can become this way, moving forward. Taking things for granted and then there is a flicker. You notice, but don’t pay attention – sleepless nights, moodiness.
Day 2: Getting Away
Today there is the talk of self-care. In our society, we stay busy. We can forget we need to take time for ourselves. It has been considered selfish, but it is not.
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Reflect, Clean, Move Forward
Recently I was challenged to do some clean up on my social media sites. I was getting bogged down with how to maintain contact with all of these contacts. Over the years, I have accumulated many business acquaintances. I would add them to my page thinking someday we would have a working relationship. In this season of reflection, I went through my list.
Breaking down the Generational Walls
This week my father sent our staff an article he wrote, lamenting how his and his father’s generations had dishonored their children’s feelings. The phrase, “For crying out loud!” he said, summed it up. As I read, another phrase from that era came to mind: “Because I said so!” Sometimes we deserved the rebuke.
What working on puzzles can teach you – Be still
Be still. Know. I am God. Simple words, not so easy to do. What does this really mean? This morning after worship and prayer, I sat down to work on a puzzle. As I sifted through the pieces, I realized this is like therapy to me. It seems like the Lord was using this to speak to my heart.
Are you Tired of Waiting?
I have to ask the question: are you tired of waiting? Waiting for what you may ask: a fulfillment of a dream, vision or calling. It is not easy in our society today to wait for something. We have to have it all now. I mean right now. It all has to come together just like we thought. After all, that is what we fill ourselves with – instant gratification.