Life Hacks: Royalty. Thankfulness. Perspective.

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Royalty. Thankfulness. Perspective. LIFE HACKS: Rebuilding Your Life, One Hack at a Time Raising my two boys was starting to feel like a chore! I spent the days repeating expectations, giving instructions, disciplining, refereeing, correcting and teaching, all with little appreciation or thankfulness from those rascals! I was tired! Then I saw it! My beautiful, glimmering tiara from my wedding …

Life Hacks: Loved By God

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Loved By God LIFE HACKS: Rebuilding Your Life, One Hack at a Time Do you ever wonder what God thinks about you and how he cares for you? Matthew 3: 16-17 captures the moment when Jesus was baptized and the Father proclaimed his love for him. “16 As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At …

Life Hacks: Lectio Divina: Holy Listening

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  Lectio Divina: Holy Listening LIFE HACKS: Rebuilding Your Life, One Hack at a Time We all read the Word of God through our experiences, our ‘lens’, and our own particular bias. We also read the Word of God and might hear someone else’s voice instead of God’s voice. God sees us as His children, the Beloved. He is ‘for’ …

Life Hacks: Journaling

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  John Stott, a famous writer once wrote “It is my conviction that our heavenly Father says the same thing to us every day: ‘My dear child, you must always remember who you are’. “ Journaling is a way to get in touch with how God feels about you, your true self, and a way to process the conversations you …

Made With Love

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Have you ever wondered who made you? Do you know that God made you in his image and he created you with love and beauty? Psalm 139  “13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful,  I know that full well.” …

Finding God In Your Day

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All too often, we scan our days looking for perhaps the dramatic evidence of God in our lives.  He does show up that way – and it’s glorious when he does.  For most of us, most of our hours typically carry a typical sort of rhythm.  So how then do we recognize and experience God in this much dimmer flare? …

Prayer

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  Prayer is simply talking to God. God is able to be all places and He knows all about what we are thinking and feeling. In Psalms 61, the Psalmist talks of our souls not being able to be at rest until it finds its rest in God alone.  At the core of prayer, we long for this rest, to …

I never want to go through this again…

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I have seen some hard years in my lifetime, but 2009 and 2010 were among the most painful and challenging years I have lived. I took the photo above on a particularly hard day.  When I saw my face after a really good crying session, I decided it was photo worthy. I keep it as a reminder of this very difficult …