Tag: inspiration

Do The Next Thing

The words jumped out at me from the page. “Do the next thing.” As simple as this phrase might seem, some days life can stop us in our tracks.  Whether we are struggling physically–or emotionally hanging on by a thread, our minds can be overcome by a sense of futility. “I’ll never (be/do/accomplish that)… so…

Faith Alone

In my journey through every book of the Bible, I come to Galatians and see clearly that it is a book about freedom.  Not political freedom, but something much more life-changing:  Spiritual freedom.  Paul writes this letter to first century Christians who were struggling with the idea of ‘faith alone’.  These believers were trusting in…

The Wise Friend

There is nothing worse than a dull knife.  Okay, maybe there are things a lot worse than that, but if you are peeling 10 lbs. of potatoes, you sure do want to start by sharpening your best knife.  Despite your best attempt, no amount of scrubbing or cleaning can get those knives razor-sharp; it takes…

Wisdom’s Sacrifice

It all began at the beginning. Not very profound, you say?  Sometimes we have to see where something began to understand its significance.   Let’s go back to Genesis: “In the course of time Cain presented some of the land’s produce as an offering to the Lord.  And Abel also presented an offering—some of the firstborn…