Thoughts about life, faith, and other mysteries
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Who is My Neighbor?
"It's a small world after all, and it's getting smaller faster."
"As the world gets smaller, the neighborhood gets bigger and loving your neighbor gets harder."
"Information is the gateway to responsibility...Seeing leads to compassion, which leads to action."
1. How you respond to the needs of others is determined by whom you love the most. If you want to become more compassionate to others, become more intimate with God.
2. Find your passion and you will find your neighbor. What kingdom resources (gifts, talents, etc.) are inside of me? Use them to bless other people.
3. Do for a few what you wish you could do for many.
These thoughts were helpful to me as I prepare to leave for Mozambique later this week. Poverty and suffering are rampant there, and I cannot meet the needs of everyone. But I will have the opportunity to touch a few lives, and I pray God will help me do that well. When I come home, I hope and pray these thoughts will impact my life here in the USA, and will give me insight in how to live my life here.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
* WORK IT OUT *
Friday, March 11, 2011
What Should I Give Up for Lent?
“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:
to loose the chains of injustice
and untie the cords of the yoke,
to set the oppressed free
and break every yoke?
Is it not to share your food with the hungry
and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—
when you see the naked, to clothe him,
and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?
Then your light will break forth like the dawn,
and your healing will quickly appear;
then your righteousness will go before you,
and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Saturday, January 15, 2011
A First Step Toward Simplicity
Last week my facebook status read, "Why am I so attracted to books on organizing when I am so seldom organized?" I feel the same way about simplicity. I say I want to live a simple life, but too often I make it complicated. This week I've been working on Chapter 1 of Becoming a Woman of Simplicity. Part of the assignment was to meditate on Psalm 23 and answer some questions about what it means. Today I am posting a personalized application of Psalm 23 which I wrote out several years ago.
Praying through Psalm 23
The Lord is my shepherd; God cares for me. He provides for all my needs, and guides me on my way, just like a shepherd cares for his sheep. I can trust Him.