‘We Need More Wotr Prinsos’

13 Then the little children were brought to Jesus for Him to place His hands on them and pray for them; and the disciples rebuked those who brought them. 14 But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me,and do not hinder them! For the kingdom of heaven ”belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19: 13-14

When our daughter Greta was little (she’s the one in the photo with the little girl dressed in a princess dress), I would tuck her in at night, give her a kiss and remind her that she is a princess. Many little girls want to be princesses at some point. They don pretty dresses and twirl and pretend to be princesses like they hear about in fairy tales. I wanted Greta to know that she ALREADY was a princess – a child of the King of Kings. Now what does this have to do with anything? Stay with me…[...] read more

Intentionality: Lent, Easter and the Walk for Water

Regarding life together and getting along with each other, you don’t need me to tell you what to do. You’re God-taught in these matters. Just love one another! You’re already good at it; your friends all over the province of Macedonia are the evidence. Keep it up; get better and better at it. 1 Thessalonians 4:9-10 The Message

In Spanish, lento = slow/ lentamente = slowly. Lent is the time to slow down. To reflect. To think on what might be getting in our way with our relationship with God and turn back toward Him. This is why we “give something up”. Whether it’s Netflix or chocolate or a myriad of other behaviors or things, the idea is that when we reflexively go to our “thing”, we are meant to have to slow down and remember and focus on Him. I don’t know about you, but I struggle with this. I LOVE the idea of it…but the practice of it is difficult for me. I set out to take time to slow down, pray more, spend more time being aware of God’s presence, and yet I’m left with “life”. Life doesn’t stop, so how can I possibly slow down? It takes a great deal of INTENTIONALITY on my part. I must intentionally set aside time for it to happen…or it just won’t. I have to schedule it into my calendar like a meeting or it won’t happen. Time just washes over me like the ocean over the sand. Anyone with me on this?[...] read more