Category Archives: Holy spirit

Dig into David’s Confession

Psalm 51 is traditionally believed to have been composed by David as a confession to God after David sinned with Bathsheba. I dug into Psalm 51 after realizing I’d been committing sins (knowingly and unknowingly) for decades. Contemplating the prompts … Continue reading

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Vainglory, Obsolete?

Vainglory is an old-timey word, like ice box or gallivant.  Obsolete or not, I have a longstanding relationship with being smug about my achievements.   The other day a transaction that should’ve taken 10 minutes, took almost an hour. At … Continue reading

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Was God Affirming My Art?

A friend asked me to create a painting of her boyfriend’s three cats. It will be a birthday present from her to him. She gave me no further instructions, but she did provide photos and a brief “bio” of each … Continue reading

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Hold Space (Bite Your Tongue)

Our Bible study leader told us not to give each other advice during small-group discussions. I liked the experience. Would you? Refraining from counseling/advising/citing scripture/quoting Christian clichés holds space open for Holy Spirit (The Counselor) to be heard. Holding space prevents … Continue reading

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The Last Resort

Who was Jesus to me? He was a storybook character like Santa Claus and Prince Charming. I went to Sunday school and endured goofy flannel-board stories narrated by ladies that seemed very old. At age 12, I quit going to Sunday school … Continue reading

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Tribal Drums with Amazing I AM Statements

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“To me, it’s healing”

My friend said her husband has a bad cough and the doctor found a suspicious looking spot on his lung.  She’s so afraid. That night, as I lay in bed, I asked God for an image that I could paint … Continue reading

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