Overcoming anxiety through prayer and faith. Acknowlege anxiety. Accept circumstances that can’t be changed. Acknowledge the Hand of God at work in unusual ways in unusual circumstances.
Deeply committed to the Christian tradition of spirituality, I define myself as an eternal, evolving spirit, having a purposeful, earthly experience. That said, I won’t deny that my earthly experience is shaped by my gender, ethnicity, and cultural heritage.
We are people celebrating our blessings during a time of crisis, hopeful despite an uncertain future. This is a clear sign that the Holy Spirit is moving within us and among us. We will pull through stronger, by the grace of God.
The Bible has much to say about open doors but many times – even as Christians – we seem to face obstacles on our path and in our ministry. Blocked doors can be VERY frustrating. Yet God often uses closed doors to advance His cause.
My positive thoughts, affirmations and visualization aren’t a substitute for discerning God’s will. Nor can my positive thoughts and visualisation substitute the “hard work” of patient trusting and faith that declares “Thy will be done.”
Feeling vulnerable, confused and anxious come with the territory of personal uncertainty, particularly in relation to life’s big questions – Who should I marry? Should I take this job? Where should I live? Why am I here? What’s my life’s purpose? We only find the answers when we find our truth. Our truth isContinue reading “3 Lessons from Learning to Listen to God”
This is what the Lord says, “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.” —Isaiah 43:16, 18-19 (Read all of Isaiah 43) Thoughts onContinue reading “A New Year & A New You”
Although I tried it for many years, I no longer believe in work/life balance, and here’s why – The term work/life balance implies that there is work and then there are other things in life. According to this way of thinking, finding the balance means that there has to be a trade-off. In the end,Continue reading “I don’t believe in work/life balance”
In an earlier post, I observed that the church’s mission goes beyond our preferences and perceptions of how, where and who to serve. The church’s mission is rooted in Jesus’ command in the great commission defined in Matthew 28 v 19 – 20 to teach others about who God is and what it means to followContinue reading “Prayers of a man in prison”
A few years ago, my parents had just returned home from church on Easter Sunday. They were met at their gate by two people who were going door to door, and in their words, “making disciples, teaching others to observe all that Jesus commanded in the great commission.” My father pointed out that his wasContinue reading “When God sends you to the dogs and pigs”