What’s my purpose? Have I been called to do something great? Is there even one big thing I’m supposed to do in life that will reach beyond my own little world?
These are questions we all ask at one time or another. Still, most days, our minds are filled with far less grand concerns.
What will I make for dinner? Do I have enough in the bank to pay the bills? How will I pass this math test? Where will I find ideas for my next blog post….
The list goes on.
Have you ever stopped to think, though, that in the midst of the day-to-day rut, this hour, this moment, you could be in this place for a reason that has little or nothing to do with your concerns—the grand ones or the mundane?
What if…for that tiny space of time, you are someone else’s answer to prayer? Continue reading →
What happens when light shines through a gemstone? All its hidden facets and colors are revealed.
Earlier this year, the Scribes’ friend and fellow author Drew Clapp posted this photo of a fire opal with a mini-devotional on Facebook. He has kindly offered to share those encouraging words with us here. Continue reading →
Purpose. Calling. Ministers and self-help experts say everybody has one.
What’s yours? Have you found it yet?
Do you ever wonder why some people seem called to greatness, while others never hear such a summons?
If you are a Christian, do you feel somehow less “called” because you don’t stand in a pulpit before a stadium of thousands, run a missions team winning souls, or translate Bibles in obscure languages to reach people in forgotten pockets of the world?
What about talent, career, and vocational callings? Are we contributing less light to the world if we never pen the book that changes thousands of lives, or compose a musical score that causes even hardened criminals to weep, or run a company so prosperous it can donate enough money to save entire communities from starvation?
Do you wonder whether there even is, has ever been, or ever will be a calling on your life? Continue reading →
Caught in a downpour without an umbrella? Needing a Superhero? There are plenty of storms and fights we face in life. We don’t have to weather them alone. God wants to be that superhero and help you. Just ask.
So, I invite you to share my headphones for a moment and enjoy…
Exposure: 1. presentation to view, especially in an open or public manner. 2. appearance or presentation before the public, as in theater, on television, or in films. 3. (in photography) the intensity of light falling on a photographic film or plate, multiplied by the time for which it is exposed.
I was having dinner with friends and family last night, when the conversation turned to blogging and the internet. We discussed the challenge of finding new, meaningful subjects for online conversation. One of my companions said something that really made me stop and think.
“Getting noticed isn’t about talent or doing something people like. It’s about doing something that causes an extreme reaction.” Continue reading →
We’re walking along through life, minding our own business. Then, one day, we realize we’ve stumbled into a rut we never noticed and gotten stuck. How did we fall in? And, how do we get out? Continue reading →