Don’t Miss The Miracle

Don’t Miss The Miracle

If you miss the impossible power of the miracle, you won’t see God. Yes, that’s it. This is where I must stay today. I’m now beginning the wonderful new book by our wise pastor Jim Samra. God Told Me is new jam-packed teaching on listening for guidance from God. “He is a better guide for our life than we are.” I know: lots of folks don’t want to give quite that much power to God. They wince when they hear that God controls all things because it feels like humans are insignificant or puppet-like.  We’d rather be The Power. It’s much more comfortable to assume control. We’d rather hold fast to the idea that we are all little gods in control of the energy around us and cling to karmic truth alone and live in harmony with nature. Right....

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Now That’s Worship

Now That’s Worship

SUNDAY MORNING JULY 1, 2012 I thought we’d know by now. I expected to have more clarity, to have finished more, to have a better understanding of the next step. For it is in this hope that we are saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.* Ahhh yes.  Patiently.  It seems that we are always waiting for something, right? Waiting for an answer, waiting for our worry or pain to go away, waiting for our kids to listen (ha), waiting for our friend to heal, waiting for something better to happen that gives us an easier path. Today, I choose to make my anticipation be my worship.  I release the desire for a certain outcome, and focus my desire on...

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Being….

Being….

December 23.  Christmas !!!!!!! It’s here. We’ll celebrate at home tonight even though it’s two nights before the 25th.  We’ll read the Christmas Story and just BE together.  Food and gifts, yes.  But more: our faces our hearts.. love. We’ll be together.  And it’ll take some work. Tomorrow we’ll wake, scramble to get the truck packed with three kids, one dog, 5 pieces of luggage, some number of gifts, a fistful of lists and the almighty Garmin. And, as the parents who manage all this, we’ll have our importantly-peaceful insides.   My husband and I sat this morning in prayer to prepare for the chaos that’s coming.  We lift one anther and we know that there’s the potential for us to let stress rule, ….or to let trust and...

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