Thought for Today

“What are the key first steps to enter into Advent?  We can all slow down. We can all breathe more deeply. We can all begin to trust that this will be a blessed time. Then, when we let ourselves be who we are, and hear the Scriptures, we can begin to quietly pray, ‘Come, Lord,Continue reading “Thought for Today”

Thought for Today and a Video

“He has showed you, O man, what is good.  And what does the Lord require of you?  To act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”  Micah 6:8 The Old Testament, New International Version Jim Keck, Senior Pastor of First Plymouth Church in Lincoln Nebraska has been giving a sermon seriesContinue reading “Thought for Today and a Video”

An Affirmation for Today

I AM a walking example of God’s Love. Affirmations are positive statements that describe how you want things to be.  Repeat affirmations often and they begin to work on the subconscious mind bringing it to positive action.  They must be repeated with attention, interest, faith and desire to be effective. So, today let’s focus on theContinue reading “An Affirmation for Today”

Thought for Today and an Announcement

“Every day we live is a priceless gift of God, loaded with possibilities to learn something new, to gain fresh insights.” –Dale Evans Rogers I am happy to introduce Bob’s new blog called Espirational Faith at espirational.org.  Bob enjoys digging deep into theology and philosophy so if you do too, you will want to followContinue reading “Thought for Today and an Announcement”

Thought for Today

“Humility of heart is the capacity just to be for the sake of God…One way of entering into this fundamental Christian attitude is to learn once again what it means just to be – to allow ourselves to rest before God with the being he gave us, with no other intention, effort, or purpose, exceptContinue reading “Thought for Today”

An Awakening

“No man can reveal to you aught but that which already lies half asleep in the dawning of your knowledge.” — Kahil Gibran from The Prophet My last semester of college I found myself in a different religion class than I had enrolled in. The instructor had left over the summer. So I thought I hadContinue reading “An Awakening”

When God Calls Don’t Hang Up

I spent many years wrestling with what it meant to be called by God.  What seemed like the obvious step of entering the “professional” ministry did not work for me.  I was young, naïve and wanted to change the world.  I learned the hard way organized religion isn’t so much about change as protecting whatContinue reading “When God Calls Don’t Hang Up”