One of the porches at Second Chances Barn
in Fallbrook, CA. Wonderful venue, super
friendly people, be prepared to be surprised.
Make room in your vehicle.
26 Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth.27 But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.28 God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are,29 so that no one may boast before him. NIV 1 Corinthians 1:26-29
My entire life I have prayed on my calling. It's been a slow pathetic attempt. Many tears and disappointments. I know my call and given the opportunity I will walk through the door.
Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers,
for by so doing some people have shown
hospitality to angels without knowing it. NIV Hebrew 13:2 It's common for me to feel goosebumps while I pray. I love the feeling, I imagine I am in the presence of God. It's like having a chill and then warming up in the bright sunlight. The goosebumps are encouragement to press on in contemplative prayer.
Any religion that professes to be concerned with
the souls of men and is
not concerned with the
slums that damn them, the economic conditions
that strangle them, and the social conditions
that cripple them is a
Every evening I arrive at the Live Your Purpose freeway sign.
As I stare at the sign, I sigh...Is it relief,
comfort or fear? I think to myself,
if fear or money weren't factors, what would
I be doing?
Unlike early bloomers, its taken my entire
lifetime to excavate my purpose. It's been
a journey of discovery. Some times painful.
Five years ago, the journey was experienced as
a severe period of pruning. A period of darkness.
As a gardener, I recognized the cutting back
was intended for my fruitfulness.
Change can be uncomfortable and scary.