“Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.” (Romans 8:5)
The Bible does reassure us that God is a God of intimacy – one who draws close to us despite our sin and his incredible holiness.
Doing things for the sake of what we think the world needs is, at best, misguided.
As children, we are convinced, naturally, that we’re the centre of life’s story.
Some days the noise and craziness of corralling two intense little boys was so challenging I’d want to scream.
How are you at setting boundaries?
I have a junk drawer. Don’t we all? It’s that place you put the items you can’t find a home for…
I am grateful – completely and utterly – because today I make the choice to be. And I do know that ‘counting your blessings’ when everything around is crumbling can seem trite and forced. But when I truly ask God for a spirit of thankfulness… When I seek him and cry out for the ability to praise him for the littlest thing right through to the largest of blessings… it’s amazing what he does.
I’m so glad that in Jesus, ‘myth’ became real-life history. He ain’t no fairytale figure. He lived, breathed and felt everything that we feel.
A private letter to those who have “thrived” during the pandemic.