Experiencing God in Everyday Life

Experiencing the Joy of Receiving

Experiencing the Joy of Receiving

December is flying past us. By now we’re all surrounded with twinkle lights and gift lists, Christmas carols and flurry, holiday goodies and party plans.

But sometimes in the busiest seasons our Heavenly Poppa reaches down and whispers something special.

For me it’s the word, “receive.”

Like a soft whisper on the wind, this word follows me lately.

When I first sensed it, I thought, “That’s odd. This is the season for giving, isn’t it?”

“Receive” can seem like a selfish word — like a little child, overly excited about opening her own presents, never giving a thought to anyone else. For us responsible, committed adults, the word, “give”, is the true mantra of Christmas. Give presents. Give cheer. Give goodies. Give love. Give comfort and joy.

I mean, isn’t that what Jesus did when He came to earth — gave of Himself? Isn’t that the very thing we now celebrate ‘mid the flurry and frost? Continue reading →

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Navigating a New Year with Jesus

Navigating a New Year with Jesus

Poppa and I began discussing a 2017 Word of the Year at the beginning of December 2016. (I started this tradition about 4 years ago, and oh my goodness, the way God’s uses the words each year has been downright fascinating! So many stories to tell!)

Anyway, as I sat thinking about 2017, the word that floated to mind was “sparkle.”

My first reaction? “You’ve got to be kidding, Lord! What a silly word. Continue reading →

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A Simple Way to Grow Your Faith

A Simple Way to Grow Your Faith

Sitting across from a friend at lunch, I heard this story.

For four years in a row now, I’ve taken time off each summer to serve at a non-profit camp for at-risk kids. It’s the highlight of my year! Every year God has taken care of my business while I’m out of the office and basically off grid for an entire week. Being self employed, that much time away can potentially throw my business into chaos. But every single time, God has taken care of the business. He’s made sure things run smoothly and that I still have consistent cash flow coming in. I don’t know why I’m worrying this year when He’s taken care of me every other time!

I could relate with the worry gremlin who likes to taunt me today in spite of what God’s provided in the past. Continue reading →

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