Live like you mean it — Be a sacrificial servant. Leave the world behind — Be a subversive saint. Let the will of God reign in your heart — Be a skilled student of God.
How many of life’s most important lessons do we learn from children? I really don’t know how to answer that question; but, I know it’s a lot. I mentioned previously that I hoped to share a story involving one of my children that helps tie this discussion about living the good life and seeing the … Continue reading Seeing the Sublime — Learning from Children
Are You Living the Good Life? God definitely does have a sublime idea for our lives. Visionary people are not only aware of this, but are also willing to surrender to it. Many people have been blessed with family members or spiritual mentors who embody what it means to yield to God’s sublime idea for … Continue reading Are you living the good life? (Part II)
Are you living the good life? Christopher Morley once affirmed that the good life consists of three basic ingredients: learning, earning and yearning. To a certain extent, we can agree with this. But, in my estimation, we must insist that there is more to the good life. It seems that Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevski captures … Continue reading Are you living the good life?
The Scriptures speak: For example, there was God’s promise to Abraham. Since there was no one greater to swear by, God took an oath in his own name, saying: “I will certainly bless you, and I will multiply your descendants beyond number.” Then Abraham waited patiently, and he received what God had promised. Now … Continue reading God’s promises give us hope (and a whole lot more)
Rembrandt van Rijn, a resident of seventeenth century Amsterdam, was a prolific and popular artist. Art historian Marilyn Stokstad ranks him as one of the great artists of all times. He also ran an enormous workshop, where many apprentices learned to imitate his style. He may have excelled more as a teacher than a painter. … Continue reading Our supreme concern — to be like Jesus
Are we living in the moment? What does that mean, anyway? We hear this all the time, don’t we? I would like to share a memory and an observation with you. These two in tandem help me to understand what it means to live in the moment. The memory: Almost forty-two years ago, I had … Continue reading Living in the Moment