Good Friday in lockdown

Yesterday, a friend again talked about how the right books find us at the right times. I’ve always felt guilty for buying books that I didn’t immediately read, but he doesn’t; he says they call to him when he needs them most or is most receptive to what they have to say. (And this isContinue reading “Good Friday in lockdown”

Walking through, part 4

Read Part 3. God doesn’t want to leave you like you were before the addiction, or abuse, or affair, or relationship, or financial devastation, or diagnosis, or failure. He wants to bless you and introduce you to a whole new world of meaning and opportunity. But sometimes you have to fight through the night toContinue reading “Walking through, part 4”

Signs of spring, part 4

Read Part 3. When we’re chasing our dreams, all the turbulence we face shouldn’t scare us into pulling back….The shaking, jerking, and rattling in our lives are telling us we’re getting close to the breakthrough.-Bob Goff, Live in Grace, Walk in Love, p. 4 I planned to title this post, “Waiting for the blessing.” BecauseContinue reading “Signs of spring, part 4”

Signs of spring, part 3

Read Part 2. We avoid desperation, simply hoping the situation clears itself up, waiting for the darkness to lighten. But what if the desperation is a grace disguised? What if fighting your way through the darkness is the path to blessing? The quickest way through the desperation may well be to embrace it. Plunge intoContinue reading “Signs of spring, part 3”

Signs of spring, part 2

Read Part I. When what seems to be depression or compulsive eating or narcissism or despair or discouragement or resentment or isolation takes over, try picturing it as a desperate and vulnerable force seeking to defy God’s grace and mercy in your life.-Nadia Bolz-Weber, Pastrix, 141 I’m going to digress a little further — thisContinue reading “Signs of spring, part 2”