Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Walk Thru The Old Testament

Last weekend my church hosted a Walk Thru The Old Testament seminar and if you haven't taken one of these seminars yet, I can't recommend it enough.

It's one day and they go over the highlights of the Old Testament from beginning to end, using memory tricks and actions to help you not only remember the stories, but the chronology and even the geography.   Before attending I was doubtful that I would be able to remember everything, but they lay it out in such a way that it's impossible not to.

They say that understanding the Old Testament is understanding God better and I definitely agree.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Unresolved Conflict

Some good thoughts on how dangerous unresolved conflict can be:


Monday, October 07, 2013

Finding Still Moments

This past weekend was a very busy one. It included two trips to the ER, travelling to Cochrane for a concert & interview & church, a work project, shopping, and birthday party. Yet even in the midst of running from one thing to the next I was reminded of the need to be still.

“Be still, and know that I am God." (Psalm 46:10)

"Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!" (Psalm 37:7)

"But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me." (Psalm 131:2)

"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest." (Matthew 11:28, The Message)

So while waiting in the ER waiting room I turned my smartphone off, I put away the book I had brought with me and I just sat there in silence. It was almost like letting out a breath I didn't know I had been holding. I felt my whole body relax as I just sat there in stillness and silence, allowing for a moment not labelled by a specific purpose other than silence in a weekend that was packed with oh so many moments already spoken for.

I'm thankful for those moments of silence and that was a reminder of my need to make the place for more in my life.