Crisis or Awakening?

“The difference between a crisis and an awakening is the way we deal with our discontent.” J.D. Walt continues to rock my Advent-world in his Advent Devotion Book, Not Yet Christmas. This time he brought up the notion of “holy discontent” – that nagging feeling that something isn’t quite right or that life is missingContinue reading “Crisis or Awakening?”

Strengthening Hearts in Holiness

I recently read a verse and devotion that are part of the Advent readings I’ve been participating in, and this phrase from 1 Thessalonians 3:13 really grabbed hold of me: 13 And may he so strengthen your hearts in holiness that you may be blameless before our God and Father at the coming of our LordContinue reading “Strengthening Hearts in Holiness”

Your Dreams Aren’t About You

These God-sized dreams we have will come up against much challenge along the way. And some of the biggest challenges come from within ourselves, the dreamers! In Holley Gerth’s book, You’re Made for God-Sized Dreams, she boldly and unapologetically says, “Your dreams aren’t about you.” They’re about what God wants to do in his kingdom throughContinue reading “Your Dreams Aren’t About You”

Sabbath — It’s Rest and So Much More

To all of you awaiting our next She’s Got Issues installment — it is forthcoming.  Here’s a “tweener” that reflects some other things I’ve been learning. For a few weeks several women have joined together for a study on Sabbath, entitled Breathe: Making Room for Sabbath.  I looked forward to this study because I inevitably find myselfContinue reading “Sabbath — It’s Rest and So Much More”