Thursday, July 23, 2015
I should be cleaning my kitchen...at least clearing the counter so I can make dinner tonight.
I should be doing laundry, watering plants, preparing for tomorrow.
I should be chipping away at whatever it takes to keep things rolling here during a busy VBS week.
But I can't...not right this minute.
I have to write this blog.
Some call it the "Muse".
I call it the Spirit.
And when he calls, I have learned to Stop. Look. Listen.
Like a train racing down the track, my mind is headed for a destination that will only unfold as I write.
But I do know this...
It's going to be a one-way trip and there will be no turning back.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Well, four cats, but I only want to talk about one of them today.
Because he is the one that every morning speaks to me about Jesus.
I used to think he (the cat, not Jesus) was a pain in the neck.
But not anymore.
Let me tell you why...
Like most of you, I had established a morning ritual of what, at its best, could be called "Devotion Time."
I like that phrase...it lends an air of credibility to my attempts to draw close to God.
I knew what Devotion Time should be, but that's not always what I did.
What I did do was a little of this, a little of that...always accompanied by a strong mug of coffee...
Some inspirational reading...
Everyday it was different, a jumble of whatever I felt like doing that day.
I feared I would fail the "what-a-spiritual-person's-Devotional-Time-looks-like" test.
And for the longest time I struggled with that.
So, I would gird up my loins and try harder. (See, even I can talk the talk!)
Until that day my cat talked to me,
And I finally understood.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
I must be out of my mind.
But I read something this morning that blessed me so much, I have to share it with you...
In spite of the fact that my kitchen is half-painted and totally torn apart, cabinet contents in boxes scattered throughout the house...
And I have a Bible Study tonight...
And I am leading one tomorrow night and and need to prepare for that...
And I have company coming for the weekend.
Nothing like a little motivation to get things done!
Anyway, back to what's important.
This morning I read something for the study tonight that was such a beautiful visual I have to share it with you.
It comes from the book, The Good and Beautiful God, from the chapter, God Transforms...