Incubation Process for the Extraordinary {and linky}

The incubation process for the extraordinary is never easy.

I have often contemplated Mary’s dilemma upon learning that she would become pregnant by a living, but unseen, God. While her initial response provides an entire commentary on humility and faith in regards to facing an impossible task, there is little doubt that her walk would have been one rife with humiliation, disappointment, and unjust suffering and shame. Although premarital pregnancies are commonplace today, it was not the case during Mary’s lifetime. I can only imagine the great amount of {Read More}

Humility in the Face of Unjust Suffering

To you who are ready for the truth, I say this: Love your enemies. Let them bring out the best in you, not the worst... Live Generously.

Meanwhile, live in such a way that you are a credit to the Message of Christ. Let nothing in your conduct hang on whether I come or not. Your conduct must be the same whether I show up to see things for myself or hear of it from a distance. Stand united, singular in vision, contending for people’s trust in the Message, the good news, not flinching or dodging in the slightest before the opposition. Your courage and unity will {Read More}

Not for Wimps {and a link-up}

Walking with Christ is not for wimps.

God never promised us that His path would be an easy one. In fact, unlike what some would have you to believe, the path that leads to the promises of God can sometimes seem lonely, quiet, and bewildering. It can leave us bent over on our knees, praying alone in the dark, and sweating drops of blood as we agonize over the betrayal of those we love. If you don’t believe me, just ask Christ. The truth is, a walk that aligns {Read More}

Burrowing in Busyness

I am undeniably, madly, in love with Christ.

  God has been trying to bring me into quiet time with Him lately, but I’ve been very resistant. It isn’t that I don’t want to spend quiet time with Him. I am undeniably, madly, in love with Christ.  But, well, I have been fighting one of the most intense spiritual battles of my life. And the truth is, there is nowhere to hide in the quiet. So I stay busy. Even when I don’t have to. It’s beginning to {Read More}

A Glimpse of His Glorious Love in Eyes Almost Mine – But better.

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  And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of the and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. – Matthew 18:2-4 (ESV) This is my hero. He doesn’t know it, though. He thinks I am his hero. But, he is mistaken. I want to be like him {Read More}