As you think about (wrestle with?) the idea of Sabbath rest, what are your thoughts and feelings? What barriers or resistances or hurdles come to mind?Read More
If you had to pick one of the four seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter - which would you pick to describe your life right now? Why?
In our society that is obsessed with productivity and busyness, we can tend towards the unhealthy expectation of constant fruitfulness. How have you seen the issue of comparison surface in different areas of your life?Read More
In our fast paced world we so often put our head down and push through, yet in doing so we miss much of what the Lord has done. In Psalm 23, the goodness and loving kindness of the Lord follows us. Although we so often want the significance of things revealed at the start, it is only when we stop and cease from our efforts that we see the work of the Lord.
I have heard this verse countless times, yet why do I feel so stuck in my old ways? Perhaps it is environmental? Perhaps it is because of the voice that replays in my head, recounting all of the mistakes I have made. It is hard for me at times believe that this verse is true. As a campus minister, I share this verse with others and expound on the grace of God, yet when it comes to personal application, I think there is a loop hole concerning me.Read More
When you go into the mall you see the big map with a red dot that says, “You are here”. Re-read this section of Psalm 130 and insert your name. Pay attention to your “red dot” as you read. Where are you? Impatient? Open? Confused? Hopeful?Read More
In the book “The Needs Of The Heart”, author Chip Dodd addresses our need of relationship. He suggest there are three main areas in which we need to connect: connection with God, connection with self and connection with others. If these are all three areas that we can experience relationship and connection, they are also areas in which we can experience loneliness.
Below you can explore how you are doing in each of these areas of connection and prayerfully, garner some next steps to move towards intimacy in each of these relationships.Read More