Measuring Judgment

Matthew 7:1-2 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. In case you feel like I am pointing a finger at you, if I am, it’s only the “you” I see  staring back at me in the mirror. I’ve shared with you about how thick skulled I am at times when Heavenly Dad is trying to...

Abundantly Waiting, or Should I?

“This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God” 2 Corinthians 9:12 This verse reminded me of a conversation I had with a friend about volunteering. Over three years ago I volunteered every week at the Depot, a Mennonite nonprofit in Goshen, IN. I freely admit what began as a somewhat...

Flawlessly Enough?

1 John 5:4 “For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.” Am I understanding this right? If there’s a “victory,” doesn’t that mean there’s some sort of competition that someone is supposed to win and the prize is faith? Last week I was in San Diego for a work training. It’s definitely a love/hate thing...

Burn the Ship

Genesis 2:24, Mark 10:27, Ephesians 5:31,"Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife," Heavenly Dad repeated this sentence at least 3 times. Do you think He was serious? I gave my lovely daughter away August 25th, 2018. I wanted to share with you the well thought out way my, then daughter's boyfriend, asked for her hand in marriage: I was blessed with the...

Cocoon or Butterfly?

Luke 10:2 “And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” This week I experienced first hand someone who put on their invisible grubby clothes and set out, completely unintentionally, to labor for the harvest. Have you seen the stories of the outcast, the wall flower that...