Tag Archives: goodness

Stop Being Judgmental — A Word on Heart Opening (People. Matter. 01.17.17)

Dietrich Bonhoeffer is one of my all-time favorite theologians. If you’re not all into religion, though, he’s still one of the best writers on theological subjects and life in general. It turns out that he had something profound to say … Continue reading

You Are Chosen (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 365)

1 Peter 2:9 (NLT) You are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into … Continue reading

Trust Day by Day (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 363)

Matthew 6:11 (NLT) Give us today the food we need. God can see the end from the beginning, but He gives us just enough light, strength, grace, and provisions for this day. Not tomorrow. Not next week. Not next month. … Continue reading

Trusting For that Good Soulful Feeling (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 332)

Psalm 116:7 (NLT) Let my soul be at rest again, for the Lord has been good to me. When we talk and think about taking care of our physical bodies, we usually refer to exercise, dieting, good nutrition, regular check-ups … Continue reading

The Day After Thanksgiving (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 330)

1 Chronicles 16:34 (NLT) Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. With Thanksgiving behind us, it is easy to think less and less about the many things we have to be thankful for. … Continue reading

Look Back to Look Ahead (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 305)

Deuteronomy 7:17-18 (NLT) Perhaps you will think to yourselves, ‘How can we ever conquer these nations that are so much more powerful than we are?’ But don’t be afraid of them! Just remember what the Lord your God did to … Continue reading

How to Know God Is Good (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 287)

Psalm 145:9 (NLT) The Lord is good to everyone. He showers compassion on all his creation. You know how some people tend to use a lot of salt on their food or sugar in their coffee — yours truly being … Continue reading

The Fear and Good of Everything (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 276)

Romans 8:28 (NLT) And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. We fear. We fear for our safety, for our families, … Continue reading

Tough Tapestry (Live. Pray. Hustle. 10/01/16)

Suffering is the tapestry through which good things emerge. LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE.

Clean Hearts and Good Spirits (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 270)

Psalm 51:10 (NLT) Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me. God can create something new and beautiful out of a life and heart that is old and tattered. He’s been bringing things out … Continue reading

Food. Drink. Life. (Live. Pray. Hustle. 09/18/16)

Food is beauty. Drink is grace. Life is good. LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE.

Reflecting Grace by How We Treat People (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 251)

Luke 6:31 (NLT) Do to others as you would like them to do to you. We may not think about it like this, but each and everyone of us have people in our lives who serve us on a daily … Continue reading

Don’t Play God, Embrace Humanity (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 249)

Ecclesiastes 10:15 (NLT) Fools are so exhausted by a little work that they can’t even find their way home. Little girls like to play Cinderella or Snow White. Little boys like to play cops and robbers or warriors and Indians. … Continue reading

I Won’t Be Shaken (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 232)

Psalm 16:8 (NLT) I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me. There are some things in this world that can shake us to our core if we let them. … Continue reading

Open Up (Live. Pray. Hustle. 07/07/16)

The simplest form of self-sabotage is not being open to anything, even good things. LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE.

No Law Against These Things (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 181)

Galatians 5:22-23 (NLT) But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! We are often told what we should not … Continue reading

From Last to First and First to Last (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 160)

Matthew 19:30 (NLT) But many who are the greatest now will be least important then, and those who seem least important now will be the greatest then. Where in the world does it work for the last in line to … Continue reading

Where Do You Live? (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 128)

Psalm 23:6 (NLT) Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever. Ask any person on any given day “where do you live”? … Continue reading

God At Work (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 32)

Philippians 1:6 (NLT) And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. God often uses difficult situations in our lives … Continue reading

It’s There (Live. Pray. Hustle. 01/23/16)