Rom 12v2 – Choosing your pattern

My fiancé and I have a daily routine (well, we try) where we ask each other what we are grateful for from the day before. Most days are pretty easy; there is so much to be thankful for: health, love, etc. But, somehow, when you are having a terrible day, it’s tough to think of… Continue reading Rom 12v2 – Choosing your pattern

2Co 10v5 – Captive thoughts

Is captivity a good thing or a bad thing? We might think it is terrible because the captor restricts the freedom of the captive. However, putting dangerous criminals in prison keeps them from hurting more people. So, captivity is also good. It depends on who or what is in captivity and who the captor is.… Continue reading 2Co 10v5 – Captive thoughts

Pro 4:23 – The right start

You’ve just opened your eyes. What is the first thing you do as you wake up to a new day? Take a moment to think about your answer…Do you read the latest news, catch up on your social media feeds, watch something on TV or YouTube, or worry about the issues you have to deal… Continue reading Pro 4:23 – The right start

Mat 13:16 – Yanny or Laurel

“I like blue best; what do you think?” “No! North is definitely better!” Huh? How often in a discussion does it seem like the other person has not heard us at all? You might recall the “Yanny vs Laurel” debate, where the same word is heard totally differently by people (Do you hear “yanny” or… Continue reading Mat 13:16 – Yanny or Laurel

Psa 46:10 – Be still

The TV is on. There’s chatting in the background. You’re on your laptop. You get a notification on your phone. You’re busy. Our day-to-day life is filled with busyness, noise and distractions. Yet we will say God never speaks to us. We never get that sign that we’re looking for. Why is it that back… Continue reading Psa 46:10 – Be still

Jam 4:10 – B-lame

Do you often find yourself living with blame? Blaming politicians for the state of the country. Blaming colleagues for issues at work. Blaming your parents for your life’s circumstances. Blaming your busy life for your lack of fitness. If you blame you will b-lame. Blame shifts responsibility and makes us powerless, lame. There’s a story… Continue reading Jam 4:10 – B-lame

2Pe 1:3 – The Maestro

Have you ever listened to a musician play a piece of music so skillfully that you were just in awe? Have you ever wished to somehow have this skill transferred into your brain? Yet, we know it takes both incredible talent and thousands of hours of practice to become a musical maestro. Our calling to… Continue reading 2Pe 1:3 – The Maestro

Joh 1:12 – Brand New

Levi, Prada, Nike, Gucci. Brands and labels are very powerful. Many people are prepared to spend a lot of money to buy these brands or get the right to be associated with them. These brands make us think we will be admired by others. Yet besides an illusion of admiration, there is little more an… Continue reading Joh 1:12 – Brand New

Rom 12:2 – Scripted life

“Eat, drink, and be…” What comes next? “Eat, drink, and be merry”. Life is full of scripts that we are expected to live and believe. The pattern has been decided. Sometimes these scripts are useful as they help us know what to think and expect. However, there are patterns that humankind puts forward as acceptable… Continue reading Rom 12:2 – Scripted life

1Co 15:33 – Bad company

Think of your three closest friends. You are a blend of them. We quickly become like the people we associate with, for good or bad, and often for bad. “Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.” (1 Corinthians 15:33). In much the same was “you are what you eat”, “you are who you… Continue reading 1Co 15:33 – Bad company