Abiding

Life after the Cross

Life after the Cross

Spring break is over.  Easter is just a recent memory.  Life is back to normal. The anticipation of Easter and relaxed family time has been replaced with busy baseball days, standardized testing stress, and a general lack of sleep.  All the other things spring really means. Even as I sit here, I feel a stress-induced [...]

Bring Focus to Your Day with Three Simple Questions

Bring Focus to Your Day with Three Simple Questions

Our mornings are important. Whether we want to admit it or not, the way we begin the day, sets the tone for the rest of the day.  I am sure you know exactly what I mean. Think of some of your worst days lately… Did they begin with lost shoes? Spilled coffee? Or a sick [...]

Evidence of the Vine – 3 Unusual Signs that I am Leaning to Abide

Evidence of the Vine – 3 Unusual Signs that I am Leaning to Abide

I really started this journey of Everyday Abiding about a year and a half ago, but several months before that I heard Charles Stanley’s message about Abiding and that seed was planted.  I knew that is what I was going for. I knew that is what the Christian life should look like. But, I seemed [...]

Fully-God, Fully Man: Finding Encouragement in the Humanity of Jesus

Fully-God, Fully Man: Finding Encouragement in the Humanity of Jesus

Easter season is upon us.  It should be a time of true reflection and gratitude, as we look back at all Christ did for us - and continues to do.  But if I am being honest, I have a hard time getting my heart in the right place to truly celebrate Easter. Not because I [...]

How Staying Off Balance will Keep You Balanced…

How Staying Off Balance will Keep You Balanced…

  4 Ways to Stay Off Balance for God I woke up an hour before my alarm to a stress induced nightmare, one of those dreams that really looks too close to reality to brush off, so instead I lay in bed and worry. I stress over little things and honestly some big things. On [...]

Be a Blessing

Be a Blessing

I know I have spend the last 3 weeks talking about how blessings aren’t always what we typically call blessings. Blessings aren’t just a nice house and car with a healthy family. Blessings may be a sick child, that forces you to rely fully on God. It may be an empty bank account, so that [...]