How Much God In Our Days?

16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."  1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV How much do you bring Him into your day? How often do you pray, contemplate, sing to, worship, write or paint to, dedicate your daily tasks to, read the…

A Day Of Rest

Today is my day of rest.  I stay comfortable and still, as my mind and body heal from the little abrasions of the week.  I generally watch something with my almost grown kids, love on my sweetie, eat well and nourishing foods.  I dismiss the work that waits for me--it can wait one more day. …

My Vision For Intellectual Christians

My vision.  That is a dangerous precept....that my vision is God's vision.  I am not saying it is at all.  However, I submit it to Him and to you.  May it be found worthy and His plan. My vision is to re-unite learning and faith, science and sacred, intellectual and believing.  Re-establishing God as head…

Are A Soul

"You don't have a soul, you are a soul.  You have a body." One of my favorite quotes.  The depth of understanding in this astounds me and tickles my mind. When we grasp that we are a soul, and wear a body, it puts our existence into clearer focus.  For the Christian, it brings us…

Our Spirit: Not a Theoretical Concept

A quick reminder/encouragement: The spirit is not some hocus-pocus, theoretical concept, but a part of our actual selves.  If it was not, then we would not be saved through Jesus.  If we had no spirit, we would have no need of spiritual salvation--our death would be the true end of our existence, like the death…

Principles

Just as Descartes set for himself some maxims and principles for his intellectual Christian journey, so should we. May I suggest: I am a Christian, first and foremost.  My relationship with God through Jesus overrides all else. My mind is a powerful tool, but not a master of all.  If my thoughts or beliefs are…

The Eclipse Pitfall

Yes, there had to be a post about the eclipse. I spent most of the time observing the world around me instead of looking at the sun.  I wanted to know what the birds and bugs and humans would do.  I used my senses to observe temperature and shadows and chickens.  I wanted to immerse…