My child, do not forget my teaching,but let your heart keep my commandments;for length of days and years of lifeand abundant welfare they will give you.Do not let loyalty and faithfulness forsake you;bind them round your neck,write them on the tablet of your heart.So you will find favour and good reputein the sight of God and of people.Trust in the Lord with all your heart,and do not rely on your own insight.In all your ways acknowledge him,and he will make straight your paths.Do…

Continue ReadingTrust


We’re coming into the time of the year when thoughts turn to gifts. Many of us will have Thanksgiving dinner at the home of a family member or friend. We may bring food to share with others. Sometimes we also bring a gift for the host and/or hostess. It could be flowers or little delicacies or a bottle of wine – something a bit special to express gratitude. Of course, the big gift-giving extravaganza will be coming in about six weeks. Some may…

Continue ReadingGifted

Incarnate Wisdom

“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” - Matthew 22:37-40 NIVToday’s devotion is going to be something more than just a moment to pause and read. I invite you to give yourself twenty to thirty minutes to walk with me through a…

Continue ReadingIncarnate Wisdom

From Discernment to New Life

(Romans 12;1-8) When big decisions loom ahead, we often wonder what to do. We may ask ourselves, what does God want me to do? What does God want for us? What is the “best” decision? Utilizing wisdom and understanding in these moments is commonly known as discernment. The more time I have spent with this passage from Romans, the more I see that Paul is fleshing out the full meaning of discernment. The new life in Christ that Paul speaks about is not just about having more faith or doing the right things. The new life is the becoming, the transformation.

Continue ReadingFrom Discernment to New Life