With the Cloud in View

"Whether it was two days, or a month, or a longer time that the cloud continued over the tabernacle, abiding there, the people of Israel remained in the camp and did not set out, but when it lifted they set out. At the command of the Lord they camped, and at the command of the... Continue Reading →

When Efficiency is Not the Best Policy

EFFICIENT: achieving maximum productivity with minimum wasted effort or expense; working in a well-organized and competent way; preventing the wasteful use of a particular resource. The word efficient makes me smile!  I love thinking and trying to live with efficiency in mind.  It just makes sense to me. But this past summer, I was reminded... Continue Reading →

Fifteen Minute Planning

If you have ever watched TV, I’m sure you have heard the common line used by GEICO insurance: “15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance.” What if I told you that 15 minutes of time today could save you a couple of hours tomorrow? That sounds even better than 15%, doesn’t... Continue Reading →

Planning with Purpose

These past couple of weeks we have been looking at discipline…something we all need but don’t always know how to go about pursuing. For believers, dependent discipline must be our heartbeat as we seek to depend on the Lord moment by moment…”striving with His strength that works powerfully in (us)” (Col. 1:29), and our daily... Continue Reading →

Daily Discipline

Last week, I wrote about Dependent Discipline and the need we have to examine the “why” in regards to our desire to be disciplined in various areas of our lives. We cannot pursue discipline as an end in itself, but we must seek to be fully dependent on the Lord so that He might be... Continue Reading →

Dependent Discipline

Dependent Discipline…these two words have been on my mind and in my prayers these last couple of weeks. They remind me of Colossians 1:29 "For this I toil, struggling with all His energy that He powerfully works in me." Within that verse hangs the balance of the Christian life...living a life of discipline while living... Continue Reading →

Full but Not Overwhelmed

I don’t know about you, but my calendar is quickly filling up. As I look at the days and weeks ahead of me, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed, to wish for some extra free time, and to want what isn’t. Discontentment can creep in so quickly and frustration can build. In times like... Continue Reading →

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