By Sharon Swing, onelifemaps author “What if all I did not thank God for today would be gone tomorrow?” That question stopped me in my tracks when I heard it. Really, what do I have that does not come from the hand of God? What am I assuming came to me because of my own efforts? Did God not give me the ability to apply my efforts toward things of my choosing? I find these [...]
Photo by Jean Lakosnyk by Joan Kelley, Director of Facilitator Development and oneLifemaps Facilitator I remember the things our kids said thanks for at the dinner table when they were small…peas, ketchup, ants on the sidewalk, ice cream cones. My kids are getting older but I’m still learning lessons from their thankful hearts. Here’s what God put on my heart just this week as I reflected on my need for gratitude. “In the [...]
Photo by Dave Evans by Julie Jensen, a oneLifemaps Facilitator Solitude is a spiritual discipline which I have come to treasure. The days I can steal away for spending undivided time with the Lord are precious to me; days where I can combine solitude with my love of nature are in my eyes about as perfect as they get. One beautiful day this past summer, I made what has become a monthly visit [...]
by Kate Cogswell, oneLifemaps Facilitator When I turned the key in my van recently, the engine turned on but so did my check engine light. This wasn't the first time it lit up, but it had been a while. I had somewhere to be, so I told myself it probably wasn't anything serious and kept driving. Several days later when the check engine light caught my attention again, I dismissed my concern yet told myself [...]
by Leslie Dawson, oneLifemaps facilitator What is thanksgiving? It is an expression of gratitude, especially to God. It is giving thanks for the harvest. What has God harvested in your heart this year? Each person, regardless of race, position, or circumstances has a reason to be thankful. Enjoy these encouraging words by Meister Eckhart.
by Leslie Dawson, oneLifemaps Facilitator It’s summertime! Many of us make plans to get away, slow down or even take a vacation. Our family has enjoyed some wonderful times together. When I am away and get the chance to slow down, I often find it is easier to notice God and hear his voice. However, noticing God in the very heart of daily life can be a challenge for me. Being aware of his [...]
by Kathleen Deyer Bolduc, author Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can [...]
by Joan Kelley, Director of Facilitator Development and oneLifemaps Facilitator “Taste and see that the Lord is good!” Psalm 34:8 Tonight John and I went to dinner at a little bistro by our house. I grew up on a farm. We ate a lot of meat and potatoes, not rich foods drizzled with fancy sauces served in tiny portions. I had no idea what a bistro was until I was about 30 years old. At that time, [...]