Often when we find ourselves saying yes to things we don’t actually want to say yes to, it’s because we don’t have a strong sense of our core values. Your pet peeves can help you find out what some of these values are.
Never measure the fruit of your labours or the impact of your life only by what you see. Because what you see is only the tip of the iceberg.
But just then, Eden says, ‘mummy, I want to give you a cuddle.’
Hugging her close, I said, ‘Aww thanks, Eden, what’s that for?’
‘Because mummy, YOU are my present! ’
If you had one day left to live, what would you say, what would you do, and what would you give?
‘Mummy, it really hurts me in my tummy when other people are sad’
Zoë’s wee eyes filled up out of the blue earlier…
When something’s gotta give, give it over to the one who got the balance perfectly right.
Jesus walked the impossible tightrope of deity and humanity on this earth. He was always productive, in rest and in work. He poured out endlessly but stored up spiritually. He knew to say no to the wrong things so he could say yes to the right things. He was perfectly self aware without being remotely self focused. He balanced the scales of grace and truth perfectly. He is perfectly consistent in all his judgments and totally fair in all His assessments. His unmistakable authority complements His irrefutable humility. He is always loving, in kindness and in rebuke. He is majestic and meek simultaneously.
Jesus understood who he was and what he came to do. He gave his life so others could find it. And because he lived the perfect life and died the perfect death, he provided a win-win solution to our inability to get things right.
‘For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven…’ (Ecclesiastes 3:1) I looked out my kitchen window yesterday and noticed an apple or two still on my tree. It looked like they were just clinging on for dear life, just hanging on by a single twig. Anyone else feel aContinue reading “Clinging on for dear life”
I did a ridiculous thing today. Just when I think I can’t get any more daft, I reach another level. I’ve concluded that sometimes my head is so far ‘in my head’ that my environmental senses don’t work properly. Bill asked me to post a really important piece of correspondence this morning. He drove meContinue reading “Don’t put your post (or pearls) in the wrong place”
Winter will end, And time will heal; New life will come! We’ll see the Sun, and Come forth whole.
Coming from the depths of the African jungle, I cut my teeth in British society during this decade.