Loving God With All Your Strength

Loving God With All Your Strength

“He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” - Luke 10:27 What does that even mean – to love God with all our strength? The Greek word for strength used in this passage can be defined as “capability to function effectively,”…

To Be Known By God, Not Social Media

To Be Known By God, Not Social Media

Hello friends! For several months, I have been in this endless and frustrating cycle of deleting and reinstalling Instagram. I can easily defer from Twitter and Facebook, but there is a weird grip that Instagram has on me. It has taken some time to identify the root of my personal Instagram bondage; the root is my selfish desire to be known.

Spiritual Running

Spiritual Running

I am not a good long distance runner.   Really, I am not a good runner. I have never had to run with endurance in a physical sense. Growing up, I was a gymnast, so I never had to run more than a couple laps around the mat to warm up before practice. If I ever have to run now, I give up way too early, even though I could probably go a little farther.

Loving God With All We’ve Got

Loving God With All We’ve Got

Happy New Year! On the blog this month, our focus is Loving God With All We’ve Got. To do that, we will be chatting about several topics pertaining to personal and spiritual growth. To begin this conversation, let’s take an overview of the most impactful areas of our lives. When asked what is most important, Jesus answered, “Love the Lord your God…

A Special Invitation: 2019 Group Bible Reading Plan

 A Special Invitation: 2019 Group Bible Reading Plan

It’s that time of year...time to wrap up one year and start dreaming about the next. I learned years ago that a good way for me to do this is to sit down with a pot of hot tea, my journal, and a good pen, taking a few moments to think…