A reflection written originally for our youth but applicable to ALL ages. This is a chance to share a call which reminds us that it isn’t about just what we do, but the manner and motive behind what we do. Look beyond the moment of what feels good, is mostly popular with your friends or even what might be easiest and give God the glory He deserves by being the difference maker who might just change other’s hearts in the process.
Big, small, wide, narrow, smooth or splintered, it doesn’t matter, a cross is a cross and everyone is carrying one. In working to understand how we help each other and solve the crisis which creates distance between us, we must empathize that every cross being carried by another cannot always be seen. If this is the case, it is impossible to understand the magnitude and size of the burden someone else is feeling by comparing it to your own hurts.
It’s finally here! The album I have been encouraging my wife to do for the last five years. “All I Ever Have to Be…” is a combination of Aimee’s vocals and reflections I offer as we transition from one theme to the next. A perfect blend to reflect and pray with, listen to in the car with the family or share with someone who is longing to encounter God in a familiar way through music.
The mere idea that you must sacrifice one thing to gain something else makes people skeptical and wary. Some might even worry that what they’re trading is not going to provide the same value as what they’re giving up. However, if we are true to who we desire to be, than every time we sacrifice, there should be joy attached to it because of what or who you are sacrificing for.
There I was, at the gym, getting ready to do another set of exercises when I noticed a glaring addition to my face. I laughed whispering the words to myself, “I love my wrinkles.” “Why would anyone in the world love their wrinkles?” You might ask.It’s because they hold so many things within them that are part of our journey. Let’s not merely see a sign of aging, but rather a road map to living a life which has been filled with so much to cherish.