Category: Spiritual Principles

I have consumed trash.

A wise person is hungry for knowledge, while the fool feeds on trash. (Proverbs 15:14, NLT) Summer has begun. For many of us, that means more unstructured minutes in our day and more temptation to spend time on screens. Each platform on our devices is luring us to sign on, and algorithms are configured to make…[View Article]

Lesson from a Shopping Cart

I parked my car at the mall on a Friday morning. I had arrived an hour early to take a Zoom call from my phone prior to my scheduled hair appointment right when the mall opened. It had rained on and off on my travels in, and the skies remained gray and threatening. Strong gusts…[View Article]

The Silent Killer of Relationships — or at least one of them

A few weeks ago a friend sent me an interview on video between a relationship expert and pastor* that reminded me of the dangers of expectations in relationships. If we have expectations in a relationships — meaning we expect a particular level of performance — then two things will happen. 1. We will be disappointed…[View Article]

We have the power to do our “jobs.”

One of my pet peeves in life is when someone is given a job title without the power to do to the job well. For example, a person is hired to be a cashier but then has to call a manager to open the drawer if he or she accidentally closes the drawer prematurely. Powerless….[View Article]

God picks our addresses, not us.

Surprise! The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit. (John 3:8) This is such a fun and intriguing verse. To me it has always meant Christ followers can never know when…[View Article]