Lately, I haven’t been writing as much as in previous months. Since I’m retired, I certainly have the time, and I’m always being inspired by God's presence and His truth. But to be honest, I’m not getting much of anything done that is visible to others. I’m going through a season with God during which He’s making unseen, hard-to-define changes that are emotionally difficult and almost impossible to explain. I'm sure that some of you can identify.
During this unusual chapter of my life, Iam learning the value of just putting one foot in front of the other, doing things whether I feel like it or not. In the natural realm, this discipline has enabled me to get my taxes filed ahead of time. It’s also helping me get past my growing dislike of certain chores, like vacuuming. Actually, the older I get, the more I consider house work to be acts of futility, since they require endless repetition. Of course I want a nice clean house, but I want...
In response to President Trump's election, far-left activists in California are campaigning for the state to secede from our nation. This will leave California vulnerable to attack in many ways, and it will also weaken our country's boundaries.
My daughter and her family live 30 minutes from California's Monterey Bay, and I've visited many times. Aside from the high-traffic zones, the exorbitant cost of living, and the liberal mindsets of many (certainly not all), this state is amazing in many ways. The jaw-dropping coastal scenes captured my heart right away. The mountains, hills, vast agricultural vistas, and lush back yards are all stunning. California has an inspiring history that is rich and unique. The state motto is Eureka! This Greek word means "I have found it!" I certainly understand the excitement.
Yes, a part of my heart is in California. I want to see "The Golden State" prosper under President Trump's leadership....
Here's a sobering thought to ponder: Sometimes God will lead us to a metaphorical cliff, then cause a strong wind to push us over the edge. His loving arms will catch us, but the fall is frightening, to say the very least.
"Why would God do that?" Well... in this life on Earth, there are necessary steps we would never take without a push from the Lord. As humans, we would simply be too afraid. Our reasoning would get in the way. "Common sense" would tell us to flee from the heights of the cliff and head for the familiar comfort of low ground.
I'm sure you're still wondering, "What's the point of being pushed off a cliff?" The truth is, only God holds the complete answers to this question. His purpose is unique for each of us. But in general, when finding ourselves completely helpless apart from the Lord, we experience greater depths of His love and care.