Fellow Sheep {Home, Part 6}

{Home is the starting place for lived-out-love, a place where the needs of the whole person are cared for.  This post explores spiritual care.}

Jesus is our Shepherd, and we are his sheep.  Thinking of our relationships this way sets the tone for spiritual care and relationships within our home.  Seeing ourselves as “fellow sheep” would be helpful for any people living together under the same roof!  Knowing Jesus as the Shepherd puts our relationships into perspective.  When we have a growing relationship with Jesus and trust him to work in others’ lives, it is humbling, hope-giving, and freeing for our relationships with one another.

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My daughter, Aubrey, reading her Bible before bedtime.

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Bible verse cards, a printable for you!

For years, I’ve jotted down Bible verses and put them in places where I would see them.  As a teen I had them on my bedroom mirror.  And then I put index cards on my car dash to read and memorize as I drove forty-five minutes to community college (OK, maybe this wasn’t advisable!).  This verse happens to be tucked by our garage door right now.IMG_20170913_142722346 Continue reading

Ideas for connecting with Jesus throughout your day

Last week, in Pause the Static and the Noise, I shared a funny parenting story, with the encouragement that we need to be still and quiet with God so we can hear His voice.  This week, I want to follow up and brainstorm together how we can practically open ourselves to hear His voice throughout our days.

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Three ideas for reading the Bible relationally

Last week, I wrote about Reading Scripture Relationally.  God has given us the Bible so we might connect with Him in authentic relationship!  As we read scripture relationally, we know God for who He is and open ourselves up to be known by Him.  This creates space in our lives where we can bring our real selves to meet with God where real growth, healing, and change can take place.

How can we read the Bible relationally?

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Reading Scripture Relationally

A friend asked me recently, “how do you read Scripture…?”  The first thing that came to mind is that I read it relationally and for the heart.  In relationship, we come to know another and be known.  

God desires relationship with us (take a peek at my previous post, Love is Relational, for more on this).  And as we grow in relationship with God, knowing Him and His love for us, we naturally grow in loving and relating with people.

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