What does what you carry say about you?
Guesstimate: How much cash do you think you’re carrying? $______
Empty your pocketbook, tote bag, wallet.
From the third person point of view (he/she, his/her) write assumptions a stranger might make about the person who carries the items in that pocketbook, tote bag, wallet. For example, what would someone assume about the person’s:
- Free time
How much cash are you REALLY carrying? How close was your guess – within $5, $10…?
Now that you’ve considered the contents:
- What Bible verse, adage, popular title or idiom best describes your findings?
- What can you throw away right now?
- What surprised you?
- What do you want to stop carrying around?
- What do you want to start carrying with you?
- What do you hope to carry with you always?
Posted in culture, ego, family, money, relationships
Tagged baggage, fears, habits, money, pocketbook, psychology, self-interest, tote, wallet, worldview
There are undocumented stories about my ancestors hiding silverware from the Confederates during the Civil War, about being related to Captain John Smith and Abe Lincoln and Chief Logan Corn Planter. I’ve since learned that many families tell these same romantic, uncorroborated stories.
Which got me to thinking: The signs and wonders of Jesus are documented and corroborated. So….
Somewhere on this planet there must be a family that still tells the story about Jesus (when He walked the earth) healing their ancestor.
In fact, there must be more than one family. This isn’t the kind of family story that would get lost, is it?
Or maybe the family became Muslim or something, and forbid the re-telling of the event that happened generations and generations ago.
Both candidates give me cause for concern about how they would handle the office of President of the United States of America and change our Nation. Here’s a long, but thoughtful and specific article from a Christian point of view for Christians, and anyone else who will vote.
Voting for Trump?
Posted in Christians at work, culture, election, religion, skeptic
Tagged abortion, clinton, election, government, Hillary, Isis, president, Trump
Nancy with a beloved child.
Confessions of a Transformed Heart is a read-worthy, true account of a longtime missionary family told by Nancy, whose heart was remolded by God in the face of horror, disease and more. Even so, the book is encouraging and not a downer.
As a wife and a Christian, I learned important truths from her story and looked forward to reading a chapter everyday.
And here’s another important fact. Nancy is a good writer!
Posted in atheism, book review, books, culture, death, evangelism, family, family problems, forgiving, healing, illness, marital problems, mission, travel, writing
Tagged Africa, Ivory Coast, Liberia, missionary, Nancy D. Sheppard, tribal wars
Are you an art minister to-be?
Art ministers take seriously the calling to equip and encourage all kinds of creatives, anywhere, nurturing them artistically and spiritually in community.
Visit artfruition.com to find out about the programs. This is my certificate.
Posted in art, artists, arts ministry, creativity, designers, drawing, gifts, music, sculptors, serve, sketching, writing
Tagged art, art fruition, art ministry, creativity, Jessie Nilo
A friend posted the prayer below on FB, and then asked, “How can I pray for you?” I replied that her prayer fit me perfectly. How about you? Does it fit?
Today I release my gifts to you – and the temptations to use them to exalt myself or to protect myself.
Today I release my sinfulness to you – and the temptations to try and fix myself or to deny that I have a sinful nature.
Today I release my longings to you – and the temptations to
try and fill them myself by needing to control or to pretend altogether that I don’t have them.
Posted in art, arts ministry, creativity, gifts, pray, prayer, sin
Tagged gifts, God, guilt, holy spirit, prayer