Knowing Jesus in Luke

I’d like to invite you to join me in reading Luke the next few weeks!  For me, it’s meaningful to think on the life of Christ in the weeks leading up to Easter.  I like to read one of the four gospels at least once a year, because it gives us an excellent way to get to know Jesus.  We come to know him and learn from him as we see his actions, hear his words, and gain a sense of his heart for God and people.

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By starting now, we can read about five chapters a week for five weeks (there are 24 chapters in Luke).  Then the readings for his death and resurrection will line up close to Easter!

 

A Lamp to Your Path

The last few weeks, we’ve been considering the paths and and choices we make.  Wisdom guards our path and keeps us walking in the right direction (Wisdom for Your Path from Proverbs).  Honoring God in the “small” daily decisions prepares our hearts for making bigger decisions in life (Which way to go?).  And when we are in the maze of life, we can ask some smart questions to guide our bigger decisions (Navigating Life’s Maze).

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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 “Bible verse cards, a printable for you!”

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.

Life is full of changes in seasons.  Creating space and time to connect with Jesus can be more challenging in some seasons than others.  And when we experience change, it often upsets the rhythms and habits that we have grown accustomed to!IMG_20170823_062252344 Continue reading “Ideas for connecting with Jesus throughout your day”