Peace on the Path

My friend Jean runs marathons.  She amazes me with her discipline, her perseverance, and her training.  She told me about a book she read titled Born to Run.   One thing she learned from the book involved her footwear.  She learned that a more basic shoe with less cushioning might be better for her long runs.  She went to a local store that fitted her with new shoes.  They measured her feet, but also watched her run on a treadmill to observe her particular motion. Her shoe choice greatly affects her ability to endure the 26.2 miles.  Imagine if she tried the run a race with diver fins.  What if a …

Right Living

The statistics on the way Christians live compared to that of the world is startling.   “For example, among those who believe they are Christians, just one-fifth say they live in a way that makes them completely dependent on God. A similar proportion of Christians claim that the single most important decision they have ever made was to invite Jesus Christ to forgive them and become their savior. And just one-sixth of Christians say they are totally committed to engaging in personal spiritual development.” http://www.barna.org/faith-spirituality/547-top-trends-of-2011-maximizing-spiritual-change In my last post, we talked about God’s amazing gift of positional righteousness that enables us to live without shame.  The essence of the gospel reveals …

Shameless

Okay.  I know its Valentines day and this should be a sappy tribute to my awesome husband.  However, he knows I respect, adore, and think he is the best husband, father, and man on the planet.  After just checking my FB homepage, I see that the quota for sappy tributes has been met, so today I want to share some truths God has been teaching me about His amazing love that allows us to be justified before Him. I find shame to be a huge problem in my own life, but also in many women I know.  We often feel defeated over past failures, present difficulties, and even things outside …