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LIFE: Elusive, Scary, Costly…Irresistible LIFE

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011
  • “Over the margins of life comes a whisper, a faint call, a premonition of richer living which we know we are passing by. Strained by the very mad pace of our daily outer burdens, we are further strained by an inward uneasiness, because we have hints that there is a way of life vastly richer and deeper than all this hurried existence, a life of unhurried serenity and peace and power.”  Thomas Kelly,A Testament of Devotion

    • I have come that they might have life, and might have it abundantly.   Jesus, John 10:10

    LIFE. Capital L Life: Life that’s full to overflowing with meaning and love and joy; Life that feels connected, fully engaged; Life at its richest, highest, best.

    Spend a few moments talking about Life with someone, and you can feel the energy level of the room begin to rise. You can sense hope heating up, something down at the center stirring around, bubbling over, knocking on your chest wall and wanting out. Click to continue »

A Values-Driven Life

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

[This is one of a series of entries from my unpublished book, Desperate Devotion, which details my experience with the words of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew during a crisis of faith and calling.]

Jesus challenges us to align our lives, in purity of heart, with his. He makes it clear that our hearts will drive our habits and thereby shape our destinies. He encourages those of us who choose this way by telling us that we will see God.

That’s quite an inducement, and given my longing for just this kind of experience, it’s not surprising that Matthew 5:8 grabbed my attention. It left the following question lodged in my brain: How was I doing? Click to continue »

Vocation and the Silence of God

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

[This is one of a series of entries from my unpublished book, Desperate Devotion, which details my experience with the words of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew during a crisis of faith and calling.]

The silence of God is doubly disturbing when one is straining to hear God’s direction vocationally. My crisis of faith related directly to calling.

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