“What does it mean to live from the inside out?” people ask me. First let me tell you what it's NOT. It is not about trying harder, and it’s not about praying more, serving more, doing more. It is not which church you attend or whether you tithe or give to missions. It has nothing to do with … [Read more...] about Living from the Inside Out — Huh?
*This is a first draft. Grace please. “Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him . . . fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from … [Read more...] about Rule of Life: Part 1 of 2
*This is a first draft. Grace please. If you've not yet read part one, you can read it here. “Your personal rule of life is a holistic description of the Spirit-empowered rhythms and relationships that create, redeem, sustain, and transform the life God invites you to humbly fulfill for Christ’s … [Read more...] about Rule of Life: Part 2
I've been taking a class on essay writing that has opened up a whole new world of possibilities, self-reflection, and a world of fun. This is part 2 of a draft, written for my first week's assignment. In more ways that I cared to admit, I had embraced an expression of spirituality and … [Read more...] about Coming Home: Part 2
I've been taking a class on essay writing that has opened up a whole new world of possibilities, self-reflection, and a world of fun. Here's a first draft of my first week's assignment. As a side note, it's interesting that three or four of us in the class independently chose the theme of "coming … [Read more...] about Coming Home: Part 1
Jennifer Lauck opens her memoir, Blackbird, with these words, “The only house I’ll every call home is the on Mary Street.” It led me to ask the inevitable question, “Where or what is home for me?” It is a question I’ve been asking myself since childhood, because as far back as I can remember I have … [Read more...] about A Place Called Home