Tag: seeking God

thoughts about the Cross

I’ve been reading through Radical, by David Platt again. And, you know how it is when you are really struck by something that it won’t leave your mind?  And then, you start thinking about the ramifications of what the something is.  And then, thoughts start piling on top of thoughts and you wish you could …

a word about self-control

Self-control. Probably one of the things I remind my kids about most… right behind using kind words. Also, one of the things I struggle the most with. I grew up singing the “fruits of the Spirit” song at church camp.  I know them all… Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-Control. Funny …

Fasting: Week Three (final week!)

Day 15:    The highlight of the day was probably going to Life Group.  I love meeting with this group of people!  Praying for our Life Group has been something that Matt and I chose to focus on as a priority during this fasting time.  One of the things I’ve been focused on in particular …

Fasting: Week One

On January 2nd I started a 21 day fasting time with our church.  The point of it all was to focus on specific prayer priorities, and the fasting was meant to be a constant reminder to seek the Lord. Our church did the “Daniel Fast”.   It involves cutting all animal products, and sugar out …

5:30am is not my friend, but I keep hanging out with it.

I consider myself to be a morning person.  Really, I do.  IF by “morning”, you mean, “after 7am”. Yes.  Definitely a morning person. I can even do 6-6:30 with ease. 5:30am, however, is not my friend.  I have never liked 5:30am before, and yet, I am attracted to it for one main reason… my kids …