It is Well…

A prosperous lawyer invested a sizable amount of his hard earned money in real estate in the growing city of Chicago, then lost most of it in the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.  Despite their loss, the man and his wife spend countless hours assisting the survivors of the tragedy.  Two years later, his wife and …

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Two for One

I love a great deal-like getting two for one.  You may know I had some knee surgery this week.  I had been preparing for it for a while and was actually quite busy right up until the night before.  That night it hit me how life would change in the next days, weeks and months, …

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How Are You-Really?

What I am“Hi!  How are you?” We ask this repeatedly-but how often do we receive (or want) an honest answer?  Usually, the reply is “fine”, “great” or “ok” when many of us really want to say “exhausted”, “worried”, or “wondering what’s next”. I understand that even though I may be feeling much of the above, I know I am well.

What I am and what I’m feeling are two different things.  I am well because I am well in my soul.  The rest are feelings.  Currently, I am feeling tired from a long weekend and a bit overwhelmed with all I have going on; but my life is blessed and I am well.

Attempting to see the big picture of life, I’ve concluded that big picture is not all my responsibility.  My future is secure in the saving grace of Jesus.  The rest is managing the “stuff” of this world and my feelings and reactions to said stuff.

This is part of what I’d like to explore in our Fall 12 week Wellness Journey.

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I am God’s Messenger?

Stephan’s Spirit-led response to the accusing Sanhedrin Council in Acts 7 inspired me.  I prayed for boldness in sharing my faith like God’s messengers in the Bible.  Then I thought, “I’m not God’s messenger!  I’m not a prophet, teacher or called leader in the church.”  Mid-prayer, self-doubt slithered in. Gratefully, God gently broke into my …

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