Entries by Renee

Graduates forget doing big things, go do small things instead.

A common sentiment offered to graduates is to go change the world. You are going to do great big things. Well, some will, but some won’t. A verse came to mind from Zechariah 4:10 instructing the people not to despise the days of small things. I spent some time considering how we can encourage our graduates to change the world by becoming a person who knows how to do small things faithfully. Join me for some encouragement from God’s Word and a list we can use to inspire the graduates in our lives.

Life Update

In the last year, I’ve only written eight times. That’s less than I’ve penned in the last 15 years of my life by a long shot. I’ve long accepted the seasonality of life – the opening and closing of time and talent. Despite my acceptance, I continue to wrestle with the want. I want to […]

Where’s Your Focus Today?

My dear friend and spiritual mentor sends a daily Bible verse to a group of people. It’s the one email I open every single day. This morning she sent a verse that is commonplace to anyone who has spent much time in God’s Word. The temptation when we read familiar verses is to pridefully skim. […]

Grab a free phone or watch for your kid or young teen!!

I love when Gabb Wireless offers promotions, which they do quite often. However, I’ve never seen them offer one like they have available right now. A free phone or watch for new lines!! 

When: July 27th at 12:01AM – July 29th at 11:59PM
What: Free Gabb Phones and Gabb Watches (excludes Gabb Phone Plus)
For Who: Every kid K-12 in need of a safe device this school year
$30 new line activation fee
Monthly service plan
Can only be used for new lines, no upgrades
Excludes the Gabb Phone Plus

The Lost Art of Fasting

Fasting isn’t a popular topic. The moment the subject is broached you almost see people become physically uncomfortable. The conversation switches rather quickly.

We live in a world where we worship pleasure and entertainment. We are forever on the quest for what feels good, what we want to do, and what is fun for us. Enjoying life isn’t wrong. God loves a joyful spirit, but when our focus rests predominately on orienting our worlds around what we want, then we know we are out of line with the will of God.

Fasting reorients our will with God’s will.

“Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone wants to follow after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.” Matthew 16:24

A follower of Jesus is instructed to deny himself before bearing the cross. We can’t pick up a cross while carrying our self-pleasing, flesh-serving desires. There is a proper order of operations. Deny first, pick up second.