Thoughts From My Journal
Are Little Things Holding You Back?
A friend of mine shared this with me today: “How you do anything is how you do everything.” Ouch…challenging words that carry a nugget of wisdom: How we do the little, insignificant things also determines how we approach the big things. A messy, unclean car, for example, may be a tell-tale sign of our lackadaisical approach to other responsibilities. It may say volumes about our tendency to procrastinate. Indeed, how we approach the small things can permeate each and every aspect of our lives. [Read More]
The Gift Of Waiting
Are you looking to God to intervene in one or more areas of your life? Desperate for change or something better? Tired of waiting for a breakthrough? I know how wearisome it can be when we find ourselves in a seemingly perpetual state of waiting. I readily admit that waiting on God to move on our behalf is one of the most difficult challenges we face as followers of Christ. Days stretch into weeks and months, perhaps even years, and the enemy of our soul tempts us to think that God has forsaken us. Doesn’t care. Left us on the shelf of life. But those are lies. Thinking Him unkind, uncaring, and unconcerned, some of us distance ourselves from God. Yet He is our only Hope. [Read More]
No News About The Biggest News
Those of us who live in modern, industrialized nations are blessed with the great benefits of technology. Take prediction of the weather, for example.
I live in Northern Virginia. As you likely know, this and other parts of the United States are undergoing historic blizzard conditions. Though most of us are trying to shovel ourselves out of 24+ inches, the snow came as no surprise to us. Thanks to the technology of sophisticated radars and other weather equipment, meteorologists informed us well in advance that we would be severely hit by this winter storm. With at least three days of advance warning, we were not caught off-guard. Every prudent person stocked up on groceries and other essentials in preparation to ride out the storm. We also did what we needed to do in anticipation of being snowed in for several days—purchased salt and snow shovels, rescheduled doctors’ appointments, rearranged flights to get back to our respective residences prior to the storm, to name just a few.
How wonderful to plan in advance!
But as I thought about the many advantages of anticipating being snowed in for several days, I couldn’t help but [Read More]