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Happy New Year!  I don’t know about you, but I feel relieved 2020 is over.  I know little has changed yet in the New Year, but the prospect of starting something new seems synonymous with hope and possibly.  This hope and possibility is what leads many to set New Year’s Resolutions or goals. For the…

Savoring Christmas

Merry Christmas!  We have been looking at the concept of Jubilee and rest, but at Christmastime I want to pause and reflect upon the Christmas season.  We will pick up where we left off with Jubilee in the New Year.  You may recall I set out to Savor 2020.  In the Spirit of savoring, I…

Savor

Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. Psalm 34:8 NIV This year I was determined to have my one word picked out by January 1, yet here we are late January.  Foiled yet again!  But not for a lack of trying.  This task has been…

Nothing to Prove

Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. Romans 15:7 – NIV I am always amazed when I hear highly successful people share their experiences of people not believing in their ability to accomplish their dreams. It is all too common for people to tear each other…

Confidence

Four weeks into 2019 and Happy New Year seems passé. Regardless, I hope you enjoyed the holidays and the close of 2018. I for one was happy to say goodbye to 2018. I am ready to start afresh in 2019. Reflecting upon 2018 I can honestly say it was one of the most difficult years…

BOLD

Happy New Year! Can you believe 2017 is over and we are entering 2018? I began 2017 with a focus – “Encouragement.”   A goal for my entire year. One word that embodied my theme for that year. I also had selected theme verses for the year – Isaiah 61:1-7. Isaiah 61:1-7 vividly explains how God…