“God has a purpose for every season in your life—-even the seasons you didn’t expect and may not enjoy. When you embrace God’s purpose, you can teach yourself to experience contentment and joy even in a difficult season of life.” Even as I heard myself saying the words, I felt the Holy Spirit’s tug of conviction.
It was a few weeks ago and Jamie and I were hard at work filming the small group video curriculum for “The Adventure: Discovering Your God-Given Passion, Place,
I used to call it my favorite house. Every time I dove past in my younger days, I'd admire it's shiny white bricks, the beautiful burgundy awnings and the landscaping that made the whole property pop from the road. Imagining how great it would be to live in that house, I'd often comment, "That's the house I want to live in someday." Then one day while I was driving by, I saw a "For Sale" sign on the lawn. Even though there was no way I could even dream of purchasing it, I j
“How do you solve a problem like Maria???” It’s one of my favorite songs from the iconic musical The Sound of Music.
Sung by the sisters at the convent, the song discusses the ageless question, “What do you do with the girl/woman who isn’t like everybody else?” In this case, her name is Maria and she is different.
For one thing, she sings—-all the time. (Singing was strictly forbidden at the abbey.)
Even worse, she talks too much. She asks too many questions and h