Life This Week


This weekend was so rich with life, the days could hardly contain it.  Did you notice how the grass is greener and longer and the trees are showing signs of life? I had dinner Saturday with my daughter and three of my spiritual mentors, each of whom has been Jesus to me and has walked with me through my highest and lowest moments of the last four years.   Then, Sunday, my daughter and I had ice cream for lunch and drove around signing songs at the top of our lungs with the windows of the car rolled down.  As I climbed into bed last night, I could not help but remember Jesus’ words: “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”  (John 10:10)  This week will be busy, but I would love for the fullness of the weekend to spill into the week.  Here’s what I’m planning:

I’m expecting to encounter God. I will encounter people this week and so I will encounter God.  I can’t wait!

I’m not letting Facebook entice me away from life.  I’m still working through why Facebook presents such a pull for me.  Am I the only one who has begun to have experiences and instead of being fully engaged or thankful, you wonder what to say about it on Facebook? Social media did not play any role in my rich weekend.  I’m going to do a little experiment this week and see if I can just be present in real life instead of on Facebook.

IMG_1392I’m carrying around one of Jesus’ questions.  This week on my phone background, I will find the question Jesus asked the blind man, Bartimaeus: “What do you want me to do for you?”  This one is going to have several levels, I suspect.  I may not get to the truest answer for a few days.

I’m reading Scripture out loud to myself.  Paul says something remarkable to the Philippians at then end of his letter to them, after thanking them for their support of him as he traveled around preaching the gospel.  He said: “And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.”  (Phil 4:19)  I am letting these words speak over me today (in my voice) because I am amazed at God’s desire not just to make sure I barely get by, but rather, to meet my needs according to his glorious riches!

I’m praying a big prayer.  God stopped the sun and the moon in response to a prayer.  (Josh. 10:12-14) I’m praying big this week because I know God is able.

I’m thanking God.  I am thanking God for my daughter and for the people he has brought into my life.

What’s on your agenda this week?

What’s your big prayer?

Scripture to consider:

Joshua 10:12-14

Philippians 4:10-20

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Author of Sacred Questions: A Transformative Journey Through the Bible. Follower of Jesus. Mom. Wife. Friend. Pastor. Writer. Scholar. Reader.

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