A few days ago, I shared three guaranteed steps that will help you live a simplified life: Pursue Justice, Love Mercy and Walk Humbly with your God (Micah 6.8). What do these things look like? Pursue Justice: For me, seeking justice means overturning systems of injustice. It means putting an end to the oppression and … Continue reading More Reflections on Living a Simplified Life
After a long but rewarding afternoon, I finally sat this evening to pray. And no sooner than I had, my daughter who should have been sleeping started to cry. And then I started to remember all of the things that I had to do, the lists that I told myself I would accomplish before the … Continue reading The One Thing You Will Never Lose
What will people say about you when you are gone? What will be said about your life, your family, your ministry, your church, your organization in its absence? Will people and the communities that you lived and worked in every day notice that you are no longer there? Will they sense and understand all too … Continue reading Measuring the Impact of Our Lives
I started writing this post nearly two years ago. But then my daughter was born. I came back to it shortly thereafter but could not figure out where I was going with it and then abandoned it altogether. It was only recently, last week actually when I read Mimi Haddad’s post, Worship a Male God, … Continue reading Is God a Man or a Woman?
Have you ever had a song that keeps ringing back in your head no matter what situation or circumstance that you find yourself in? I mean, it doesn't matter if you are happy, sad, floating on cloud nine or feel like you are sinking in Lake Michigan - this song just keeps coming back to … Continue reading Just for Today: My Life’s Theme Song
When prompted to do something, we all have a tendency to tell God and others that we do not have enough resources to do that thing instead of reaching out and taking hold of it. If we are starting a new project at church, wanting to reach those in our community, we tell ourselves that … Continue reading What a Little Oil Could Do For You
This past weekend, my 20 month old daughter decided to do something she had never done before - climb out of her crib! I mean I had seen her try to in the past but never in a million years did I ever think that she would actually do it. When I got up to … Continue reading Life Transitions When You Don’t Think You Are Ready