No Tape Measure Needed
“For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.” Galatians 3:27 (NIV)
There is nothing quite like clothing to bring a grown woman to her knees. A simple closet-moving project had left me on the ground, clutching a cold metal tape measure to my chest.
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The Ripple Effect of Living Loved
So you want to impact the world for Jesus—but your life feels more like a train wreck than a billboard for God’s love. I used to feel this way, too, until one young girl changed everything.
Her name was Leilani, Hawaiian for a heavenly garland of flowers. I felt an immediate connection with her bright spirit. As a teen mom, she knew what it was to be wrecked by rejection and cast out by the callous. Yet she also understood the joy of being loved by Jesus without limit.
I first met Leilani when she invited herself to a Bible Study in my home. You heard that right. She invited herself and arrived with a well-marked Bible, eager to learn. On her way out the door, she whispered, “I want to be like you.” Startled, I asked her what she meant. “When I grow up, I want to tell others about Jesus.” But growing up would not be part of her story—she would not reach eighteen.
Leilani’s unexpected departure from our little community sent waves of witness to all in her sphere. Her classmates, who attended a last-chance high school for students with behavioral problems, felt her impact too.
What was it that made her so impactful?
Pet Rock or Living Stone, What’s in Your Pocket?
Living out of the false self creates a compulsive desire to present a perfect image to the public so that everyone will admire us and nobody …
Hosea: A Story of God’s Uninterrupted Love
Why study Hosea?
Perhaps to be held captive by the prophet Hosea as he walks out his call from God. A request that entails him marrying a prostitute who just won’t quit her job.
Things seem to go from bad to worse for Hosea and God’s people. Many see this old book as all gloom and doom, a story that journeys deep into the darkened hearts of God’s people. Yet, God’s amazing grace through Jesus Christ always finds a way to interrupt darkness. The book of Hosea is no exception.
Advent Through the Hymns of Luke’s Gospel
“Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more …”– Dr. Seuss –
The time between testaments was a period of deep longing for the people of God. They were waiting for the promised Messiah to arrive -but all they heard was silence. Even though they could not see it, God was busy at work preparing the perfect setting for the revealing of His promised one in the most unexpected way.
Hi! I'm Kim McGovernJoin me on my journey of living loved in a world of wrecked relating by reorienting your heart to the uninterruptible love of Jesus.