Category: The Larger Story

God has not given a spirit of fear

Too much unknown. Too little information available on the true scope of coronavirus infection within the U.S. Too much unnecessary risk. …

“Psychologists view control as a fundamental human need…this epidemic violates a sense of control in fundamental ways,” a Time article explained to me.

Ahhh, control. My arch nemesis. Although I’d challenge their assertion that control is something I need there’s no question that it’s something I want. My go to crutch. It ties into my deeper desires for safety, security, peace, wholeness – a sense that all is right in my world.

Everything around me felt like shifting sand and I couldn’t find my solid rock.

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A Disciplined Refusal: waffles, jelly, leaves and gifts for the soul

It seemed to take hours to allow the other noise and my own voice in my head to mute, leak out, or dissolve away so that what I heard and felt was Him. No, I did not hear from Him audibly, but it was as real as that. I heard from Him in my head and heart in a communicating way that did not need sound to impact me deeply. I felt the presence of the Lord and experienced the peace and calm of his shepherd-like care for the true and real me….nothing about this silent event changed anything about the nature of God. What changed was my seeing and experiencing Him, which only came after a disciplined refusal…

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