Saturday was a long and dark day. Not only did the disciples hide in fear for their lives, but even worse, they grieved deeply. Soldiers had carried Jesus off to his execution the day before.
My wife, Jenny, has run multiple marathons and half-marathons, but there was nothing quite like the thrill of her very first race.
The first year I attended a school where Gentiles were the overwhelming majority, I noticed a classmate with a strange smudge of black in the center of her forehead.
“Hey, you’ve got dirt on your face,” I said.
Are you feeling like you’re on the bench? On the shelf? On the receiving end of hard times? Are you like I was, imprisoned by the need to prove your worth? Chained by illness or depression like my wife was? You are not
For 50 years I have survived as a spinal-cord injured quadriplegic. But that’s a walk-in-the-park compared to my battle against stage III breast cancer.
Originally posted on Outreach Magazine.
Can self-forgetfulness make us happier?
C. S. Lewis said of the humble person, “He will not be thinking about humility: he will not be thinking about himself at all.
One might think if you get the external clutter all fixed in your life, or most of it fixed, then you can live this simplified life and it’s all good.
So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves…
Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.