Today in a commute between school and home, I heard someone talking about the importance of parents holding their children. I forget all the reasons given, but my mind and heart agreed with the encouragement of parent-child embrace. I then started to make a jump and found myself thinking about the importance and significance of God-child embrace, in the context that no one outgrows being a child of God. This is what I like to write about in this blog. For some children, the
It seems like we are living in a time when differences are perceived as negative. To say - We are different! - is a statement that will be met by silence or maybe even a negative statement in return. However, as Christ followers guided by the Holy Spirit, we perceive differences differently and we respond to differences differently. What are some typical ways to respond to differences? One response is to diminish the differences. To pretend or to cover up the differences.
Life is a journey. This metaphor is a familiar one. Recently it has taken on new meaning as we faced changes to the normal routine of life. For some, the changes have resulted in what is becoming known as "The Great Resignation". Currently the US Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting the high of 2.7% of the labor force are quitting their jobs, an increase of about 1%. If your heart has moved you to be part of "The Great Resignation", you have no doubt drawn upon the cou
What is the basis of your gratitude? Why are you thankful? Sometimes it is easy to list the reasons why one is thankful. Sometimes it is not easy. Sometimes it is easy to be grateful, as gratitude bubbles up like an artesian well. Sometimes, experiencing gratitude is like finding water in a desert. As people who are loved deeply by God, our experience of gratitude is impacted by God's love. The basis of our gratitude as God's people, is in the character and nature of Go