Expense of Others

We forget how connected we are in life. Remember, we were made to be communal beings. In America, there is this individualism that is taught. It is all about independence from others with a me, myself, and I perspective. It’s my right, my liberty, my freedom. This is why it’s difficult to travel in roundabouts … Continue reading Expense of Others

Opportunity for Trust

Too often lately it seems like the sky is falling. You’ve been there, right? We each have seasons that seem more trying than others. Usually when a few dominoes fall, it appears as if all the dominoes are going to collapse. This is when the anxiety gets high. This is when the depression settles upon … Continue reading Opportunity for Trust

Learning From History

When I was in high school, history was my favorite subject with English coming in at a close second. I loved history so much that I took an advanced placement class on 20th century American History independently my senior year. This meant that each day I had class with myself in the library. I loved … Continue reading Learning From History

Adapting

Today we look at adapting. Paul says he “adapted to the culture.” The Message translates this verse as: “I didn’t take on their way of life. I kept my bearings in Christ—but I entered their world and tried to experience things from their point of view. I’ve become just about every sort of servant there … Continue reading Adapting

Undistracted Devotion

It’s too easy to become distracted today. We have everything available at our fingertips. This wealth of stuff can take our attention away from being present. Our smartphones by themselves can cause us to disengage from the task at hand. Today’s verse speaks of being undistracted. We read in 1 Corinthians 7:35: “I am trying … Continue reading Undistracted Devotion