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”

Pause the Static and Noise

Imagine this little experience with me a moment…

I went to the top of the stairs yesterday and called out, “Ellie, do you remember what you needed to do this morning?”

“What?” came the reply.

I repeated the instructions.  Pause.  There was this staticky radio noise coming from her room, which I recognized as coming from her Our Generation mini doll car.  IMG_20170820_093223696 Continue reading “Pause the Static and Noise”

May I have this dance?

Years ago, before I knew Richard, a gal from church and I took swing dance lessons at the YMCA.  It was great fun!  We learned the basic triple step, when to spin, and the foundations for swing dancing.  On the last night they brought in advanced dancers to dance with us.

I knew the basic steps.  And I could follow.  That was about it!

And that was enough for it to be amazing following in the dance as the guy I was partnered with led me in swing dancing.  I could follow his lead, and trust that he knew the steps, and even experienced the thrill of being flipped in the air!

In recent years, I have heard God whisper into my heart, “May I have this dance?”

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