In Romans 12:2, we read: “Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God” (CSB). This word “conformed” means that you identify with or that you look similar to something because you follow … Continue reading Do Not Be Conformed
Letter of the Law
I spent a lot of my life as a doer. Even as a young child, I was a stickler for rules and had to share the rules with others who I noticed were not complying. To me, there was a right way and a wrong way. There were boundaries, rules set in place for a … Continue reading Letter of the Law
I have a black Labrador Retriever who is now thirteen and I have learned that this age brings with it the groans. He never groaned before; however, this new season of life has me wondering what all the groans mean so that I can address it accordingly. Now the Bible talks about groans too. In … Continue reading Inwardly Groan
Hold It All Together
There was a time in life when I was a perfectionist. As I got older, I began giving myself more grace. I realized that I was lacking in many areas and my need to do something perfect went hand-in-hand with my desire for control. In controlling situations with a firm hand, I was able to … Continue reading Hold It All Together
It didn’t take too long to realize that my van had a fuel gauge issue, as the van continued to show I had a full tank of gas after driving it for a week. I had a car like that before, and knew the quick remedy was to use the faithful trip monitor for mileage … Continue reading Fuel Gauge
What about Those Ites?
In Numbers 3 and 4, we read about the Gershonites, the Kohathites, Merarites, and others. The chapters contain so many instructions of the responsibilities of each clan. As we read over the passages, it is hard to grasp how this relates to us today. We are not carrying around a tent from place to place. … Continue reading What about Those Ites?
Whenever I leave the house, I usually grab a pair of my Chucks from the laundry room and head out. There are moments when I am taking a walk and realize that my shoestrings are loose because I didn’t take enough time getting ready. In a pair of Converse, it is my opinion that you … Continue reading Shoestrings
My friend was telling me about what her daughter has been doing while on safety patrol. I couldn’t stop from laughing as I imagined her giving citations to other students for not following the rules. I can see it so clearly in my mind. But after thinking about it, I realized that if I was … Continue reading Patrol Girl
A Genesis Week
Over and over I have read Psalm 51:10. The NIV reads: “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” It is so often a prayer request of mine. While reading the Message, I read it translated in a way that spoke to me. “God, make a fresh start … Continue reading A Genesis Week
I have always been a big rule follower. When I was in grade school, I wanted to follow each and every rule, though the no talking rule was definitely a challenge. Today I still try to follow all of the rules that come my way. My motto is “we have rules for a reason.” God … Continue reading Making Exceptions