What is your response when you feel the Holy Spirit nudge your heart, asking you to reach out to someone? In this post, RJ offers a solution when we struggle to heed those still, small commands: just give Jesus your obedience in 10-second chunks. Obeying every 10 seconds can grant us the courage we need - what will you do with your next 10 seconds of faith?
Divine Attitude Adjustment: How God Gave Me a Grateful Heart
In this post, RJ shares about her financial struggles and how God showed her his goodness in the midst of her complaints. Through Psalm 73 and God’s nudging on her heart, she experienced a beautiful attitude adjustment. Do you need God’s help in adjusting your attitude today? Ask him for his wisdom and grace as you face today’s challenges with a cheerful heart.
Trusting God in Spite of Storms; A Lesson from Psalm and Betsey the Cat
Betsey, the tortoiseshell cat, obviously had a past experience with storms that taught her to fear thunder, lightning and hail. Like Betsey, we also fear the storms of life, so who can do we turn to when we are faced with terrifying circumstances? Psalm 56 teaches us to put our trust in God, even when the storm is loud and scary.
What I learned about God through pruning my garden
Pruning is valuable, in the natural world but also in the spiritual. At the end of the flower season, when lawn and garden nurseries start putting everything on sale, that’s when RJ likes to shop for a new plant. In this post, she shares her story of pruning and protecting a neglected plant, and watching the pruning work that God performs in her life as well.
The Story of the Red Bicycle and God’s Amazing Grace
Have you ever tried to explain justice, mercy and grace to a friend? How about someone from another culture? In this post, RJ shares her experience of sharing God’s grace with a friend from China, and how they both learned something about God in the process. Who do you need to tell about Jesus today?
The Wisdom of God: Don’t Worry (Psalm 37:8)
As part of her house maintenance service, a technician comes in the fall to tighten all the wires, replace the filter and look into every nook and cranny of the furnace that heats RJ’s home. This year, she found herself worrying about what he might find or how she would stay warm, and was reminded of the wisdom from God’s Word: don’t fret, don’t worry. He is in control.