Dark Corners

Sometimes when I have dropped my kids off at school, band camp, or other events, I’d say, “Remember to be a light.” My daughter recently shared with me that it used to make her feel pressure… like she had to be perfect or do everything right. She told me that now she realized being a light means being real about her struggles and problems and her need for God in the midst of them. I couldn’t agree more. In a recent radio interview, the host shared with me that light can only shine through cracked vessels. If you put a light into a jar, you can’t see it. However, if …

Getting Started

It’s June 1st.  After working through Philippians, I have decided to post 5 short devotions Monday-Friday for each chapter.  So on weekends you can spend time reading through the chapter before we dig into it verse by verse on the weekdays!  So today and tomorrow – Read Philippians chapter 1.  Look for Paul’s joy in spite of difficult circumstances. When you read and study the Bible – try reading the passage looking for 3 things. 1.  First make observations.   (Who was there, what were they doing, what kind of attitude did they have, where were they? etc.) 2. Second, look for the interpretation.  (What is God’s heart in this …

The Others

My husband used to be a Lost fanatic.  My neighbor introduced him to the television show, and he was hooked for several seasons of watching people trying to get off the island.  Occasionally, I would sit and attempt to watch it with him but found myself snickering at the drama. If you watch Lost, you have to be invested.  You can’t catch a snippet of the program here and there and have a clue what is going on.  It seems comical (at least to me) if you don’t understand all the intricate details and relationships.  On this island, the lost people discover another group living there.  They refer to them …