So Hard to Be Still

This weekend I realized that I haven’t been very present with the Lord. Even the beep became “normalized,” and I got so cranked up and busy that I gave the Lord more of a “head-nod” than an ear. I started to feel that wax-buildup in the spiritual ears. This is pretty common, and I’ve found…

Go Get That Biker

At times, responding to God’s will gets tricky and confusing. This morning I decided to get into the office by 6:30 so that I could prepare for a staff meeting before my day-o-meetings began. So I’m driving along sippin’ some Java, and I see the cars ahead of me in the right lane swerving and…

Keep Screwing Up

Just in case you’re thinking I get this “stay connected” thing right most of the day—you’re wrong. I find most of the day my thoughts quickly drift into old patterns or habits that exclude or ignore God or don’t even stop to consider His will. That’s why understanding the Grace of God—God’s immeasurable mercy, patience,…

Wake Me Up

One thing I realized I’ve gotten in the habit of doing that really helps in the 60-60: Every morning my first thoughts are “Good morning, Lord, what’s up for today…?” And then I hit snooze and begin to think through the day, asking God to guide me, or give me strength, or insight, or go…

Gratitude

I’ve never been good at gratitude, but I’m learning. I find it’s one area the Lord will prompt me in if I’m staying connected, little thoughts to slow down and be grateful, and when I respond I find it not only does something for others, it does something for me—go figure! (something like “more blessed…