The book in question

Brain things

Well, the book that quote came from was actually the Holy Bible… howbeit, from the slightly renovated version known as The Message (however large a disclaimer you feel that to be). Here is the quote again: Every time you criticize someone, you condemn yourself. It takes one to know one. Judgmental criticism of others is […]

May 10, 2017

A case for hurry

Walking with Jesus

You know what they say. You’ve probably heard them yourself, and you know what they say. Look at Jesus, they say. He was never in haste, and never late for an appointment. Let Him be your model. His people should be calm and unhurried. They are full of it, I say. Well, alright. In light […]

April 25, 2016

Out on a limb

Foster care, Walking with Jesus

Do you ever feel out on a limb with God? Scripture is packed with stories of men and women out on limbs and they sure sound great in the telling, several thousand years later, though you can’t help wondering how Abraham felt, exactly, packing up that mountain with his son and a butcher knife how […]

June 2, 2014

Strength, weakness, presence

Walking with Jesus

Thank you for your beautiful comments. You talked about the components so well. Personality. Failure. Life stages. Good strength versus bad strength. God’s strength versus our own. Well said! Gina also shared some excellent thoughts here. What is the opposite of strength? You mentioned many words—weakness, brokenness, battle, fear, surrender, helplessness, high-maintenance, infirmity, vulnerability. Vulnerability […]

April 26, 2014

To nestle in his presence

Walking with Jesus

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. Do not be like the horse or the mule, which have no understanding but must be controlled by bit and bridle or they will not come to you. Many are the woes […]

October 15, 2013

Spirit wisdom

Walking with Jesus

Sometimes God’s voice is misunderstood. And from your stories, I know you know the other half of this truth. Sometimes God’s voice is unmistakable. Confession: I am crying now because this is the part that feels too big for my small fingers to type. The Lord Jesus has given us His Spirit. The Holy Spirit […]

October 12, 2013