We are truly, as Mat Kearney sings, one phone call, one text, one new devastating piece of information away from our knees.
I don't feel like I have enough as it is, so how the heck am I supposed to tithe?
When the chance for authentic service comes around, do we stop to help or do we pass it by?
If people aren’t happy with our best effort, there’s nothing that we can give that’s going to make them happy. And if we are not happy with the best effort that others give us, there's nothing that others can give us that's going to make us happy.
Nothing and no one can completely fill that God-shaped hole in our heart, not even our spouse. Learning to be satisfied alone is essential for a healthy, happy relationship.
Our times of construction, our times of transition are the crux, just as the crucifixion was the crux of Christ's life. The cross was not the end, but a crucial transition. In the same sense, our times of transitions are never the end but a crucial change for our growth.
The best thing I found after I concretely practiced gratitude for a year was that I found an abundance of love and gratitude where I used to find a scarcity.