Monday Morning Moment – In Disappointment, Peace…and Finally, Joy – a Playlist

Photo Credit: Pixabay [Adapted from the Archives. I’ve written about disappointment and the journey beyond several times. Here is the search if you want to read more.] But as for me, my prayer is to you, O LORD. At an acceptable time, O God, in the abundance of your steadfast love answer me in your … Continue reading Monday Morning Moment – In Disappointment, Peace…and Finally, Joy – a Playlist

Monday Morning Moment – A Day at the State Fair – A Lesson on Disappointment and 5 Steps to Recovering Joy

[State Fair, 2013 pic] This week is our state fair. Once a year for 10 glorious days, we have all kinds of opportunities to relish all kinds of good – Fair food, concerts, carnival rides, animal and produce exhibitions, and home cooking and crafting. Did I mention fair food? We pack in as much as … Continue reading Monday Morning Moment – A Day at the State Fair – A Lesson on Disappointment and 5 Steps to Recovering Joy

Worship Wednesday – Deep Disappointment – Lord, I Need You – with Matt Maher & Audrey Assad

Photo Credit: Donna L. Campbell, Salt & Light Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. – Hebrews 4:16 In a couple of weeks, I’m speaking at a conference. The topic is “Dealing with Disappointment”. In preparing for the … Continue reading Worship Wednesday – Deep Disappointment – Lord, I Need You – with Matt Maher & Audrey Assad

Monday Morning Moment – Confronting and Overcoming Disappointment

Photo Credit: Pixabay Disappointment is a common experience for all of us. We can’t have expectations low enough to avoid it. Patterns, in dealing with disappointment, begin in early childhood. We have both experiences of either disappointing someone or being disappointed ourselves, and we lock in on a way to prevent or minimize it in … Continue reading Monday Morning Moment – Confronting and Overcoming Disappointment

Worship Wednesday – In Disappointment, Peace…and Finally, Joy – a Playlist

Photo Credit: Pixabay But as for me, my prayer is to you, O LORD. At an acceptable time, O God, in the abundance of your steadfast love answer me in your saving faithfulness.  – Psalm 69:13 Yesterday morning, the doorbell rang. I saw the delivery truck in the driveway and moved quickly to retrieve what … Continue reading Worship Wednesday – In Disappointment, Peace…and Finally, Joy – a Playlist

Worship Wednesday – A Long Obedience in the Same Direction – Eugene H. Peterson

Photo Credit: Eugene H. Peterson, Quotes.pub “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” – Jesus – John 14:15 We tear down arguments and every presumption set up against the knowledge of God; and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. – 2 Corinthians 10:5 This is love: that we … Continue reading Worship Wednesday – A Long Obedience in the Same Direction – Eugene H. Peterson

Monday Morning Moment – Building Our Own Personal Surge Capacity in the Longer Stretch of COVID-19

Photo Credit: Long Running Living Let’s talk about capacity! I’m still working on my Monday blog on a Tuesday. One of the fall-outs of COVID. What started, in our country, as a sprint in March is turning into more a long-distance run. 6 months now. 184 days thus far of physical distancing (for this medically … Continue reading Monday Morning Moment – Building Our Own Personal Surge Capacity in the Longer Stretch of COVID-19

Worship Wednesday – Hills and Valleys – I Am Not Alone – Tauren Wells

Photo Credit: Heartlight I lift my eyes toward the mountains. Where will my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to slip; your Protector will not slumber. Indeed, the Protector of Israel does not slumber or sleep. The Lord protects you; … Continue reading Worship Wednesday – Hills and Valleys – I Am Not Alone – Tauren Wells

Monday Morning Moment – The Great Good of Doing a Favor and Some Rules for Asking a Favor

We all need a favor from time to time. Every occasion Dave helps a friend move, he says, “That’s the last time”. Then there’s the next time. There’s great good in doing a favor because it expresses care… sometimes great care. Of course, favors can be done for selfish reasons. Business writer and professor Adam … Continue reading Monday Morning Moment – The Great Good of Doing a Favor and Some Rules for Asking a Favor

Worship Wednesday – In You Alone, I’m Satisfied – About a Mile

Photo Credit: Journey Church, Gillette I saw the Lord ever before me; because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices. Moreover, my flesh will rest in hope, because You will not abandon me in Hades or allow your holy one to see … Continue reading Worship Wednesday – In You Alone, I’m Satisfied – About a Mile