Hard Hatted, Steel Booted Disciples…


People of faith shatter the horizons of those whose feet are grounded in the world…

Forever exploring and living out the newness of the day with all its accompanying grace, they rock the world of those holding on to earthly ways.

They are the front loaders, the bulldozers, the tractor trailer work trucks building the kingdom of God bit by bit.

They are the hard hatted, steel booted, fearless of dirt and sweat disciples of today work crew.

“…your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven…” Matt6:10


Laced Up Hiking Boots?…

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There are times one is given a foreshadowing of life’s hill ahead…

It can be daunting.

But it’s not about how far you travel daily or even how quickly you journey.

It’s all about showing up each new day, with hiking boots laced up, ready to climb, step by step.

Mother Teresa of Calcutta says, “God does not require that we be successful, only that we be faithful.”

line“But he said to me, ‘ My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.’ I will rather boast most gladly of my weakness, in order that the power of Christ dwell with me.”  2 Co 12:9

Clipped Wings…

Has life clipped your wings? …

Perhaps you have forgotten the Source of your soar…

“…rejoicing in the Lord must be your strength.” Neh 8:8:10b

A Peace Equation…

A friend of mine shared this equation:


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image via channelweb.co.uk

This isn’t a raise the white flag, I give up, just forget it kind of surrender…

This is a wrestling with God, I’m afraid, I just don’t know, I’m angry, I don’t want to, difficult prayer of surrender when my will has become disconnected with His will and plan.

Uncomfortable prayer, challenging prayer, die to oneself prayer, no I don’t know the best way prayer of surrender that leads to peace.

That peace beyond human understanding…

The fitting of my heart in His…

My hand once again clasped in the hand of my Father.


“This is how you are to pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven.” Matthew 6:9-10

What ifs, could have beens, if onlys…


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image via from the heart of j


God is not in the what ifs, could have beens, if onlys….

He is in the I AM, we are, he/she is grace of each new day.

His Presence in the present is our strength.

“You will show me the path to life, abounding joy in your presence, the delights at your right hand forever.” Ps 16:11,



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God always surprises us.  He bursts our categories. He wreaks havoc with our plans.  And He tells us: Trust me.  Do not be afraid.  Let yourself be surprised.  Leave yourself behind and follow Me.  * Pope Francis

“There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear because fear has to do with punishment, and so one who fears is not yet perfect in love. ” 1 John 4:18

What if…

What if all you had in your life today…

was only what you gave thanks for yesterday?…

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Would your plate be empty?

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image via fromtheheartofj


Or your hands full?

“With my whole being I sing endless praise to you.  O Lord, my God, forever will I give you thanks.” Ps 30:13

It’s Impossible…

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image via fromtheheartofj


Discouragement is when the problem before you has become bigger than God, Himself.

Our vision is cast downward and we’ve forgotten to trust in Him and His plan for our lives.

We are at our best when we are looking up.

It’s impossible to look up and be discouraged.

“My eyes are ever upon the Lord, who frees my feet from the snare.” Ps 25:15