Every Tuesday as I push through the glass door of our local gym, I see the same older woman. On the same stationery bike. With the same bland expression on her face.
The first day I saw her, I really didn’t notice her. I walked purposefully behind her and climbed onto the treadmill next to her. I carefully pushed in my earphones and began tapping out instructions on the treadmill’s panel indicating my speed and time for that session.
As I adjusted my music, I heard the woman say, “Oh, you’re one of those techy people.” Well, I thought that statement was hysterical as I’ve never been called a “techy” type before. If my sons were there, they would have burst out in laughter.
I told her I really wasn’t one and that I just liked to have music to keep me entertained while I tortured myself on that machine. By this point, I’m thinking, Continue reading
It’s a soul-searching journey. A dive into the heart of the matter. If we are earnest in our seeking, it will take us on uncharted paths to uncover what really matters to our heart.We may discover that “idols” lurk beneath the veneer of our lives and we have fooled even ourselves.
What is that one thing or person that I crave to fill my deepest needs? Is it Jesus? As Christians, we will answer quickly that it is He. But I know that deep within me lie other cravings–really idols–that I run after to fulfill my needs. Only to find that I am still empty.
So what is it in your life that calls your name,? That says if I have this, then I will know I am approved? Is it acceptance of your writing? The love of someone special? The healing of relationships that demand every ounce of your energy to restore? A better physical appearance? The job that will say, Continue reading