Margin · Preparation · Rest · Shepherd · Unexpected

resting in the preparation…

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.He makes me lie down in green pastures.He leads me beside still waters.He restores my soul.Psalm 23:1-3 ESVOn a day of preparation…I expected time to be pressed…things gone undone…but what I found was…unexpected rest…Waking this morning with the chorus…Yes Lord Yes Lord Yes Yes Lord…running through my…… Continue reading resting in the preparation…

Advent · Daily · Lessons · Preparation

lessons… from advent… part 1…

So… we’re done with Advent…┬ábut are we…?!The biggest lesson I learned from Advent this year…?Advent is a state of heart…From the practice of daily communion…and songs from Behold the Lamb of God…I now see advent as… everyday…I’ll try to share with you here…the source of insight…(most likely in two parts…)It began with a song…re-listening… on…… Continue reading lessons… from advent… part 1…

Growth · Preparation · Presence · Refinement · Trust

and it came to pass…

I learned a lesson this weekend…seeking His presence…as things went awry in my little world…No hot water…septic tank issues…a checkbook that wouldn’t balance…None of these issues were resolved over the weekend…In the midst of all… I continued the spiritual discipline of seeking His presence… trying to rest in Him… trying to listen… seeking His peace…Monday…hot…… Continue reading and it came to pass…

Preparation · Unexpected

unexpected preparation…

Last week’s misfortune…leads to this week’s unexpected preparation…The waiting for the sheriff and making of phone calls… regarding last week’s robbery… caused me to miss a prayer meeting I lead…This week’s impatience… with slow… fritzy… computers… makes it difficult to prepare the guide for meeting to pray…The unexpected prep… realized…last week’s guide… unused…will suffice for…… Continue reading unexpected preparation…