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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Finding Hidden Treasure in the Field of Scripture
FOR WHEN WORDS FEEL INADEQUATE
As dots of ink snaked their way across the page, it seemed impossible they could ever fill the insatiable hole left by grief after a series of intense losses in my little faith community. Tasked with writing words of hope, I found none fit for the job, and I was desperate for the Word Himself to show up in every way I had ever experienced Him before; in His Word, in me, and in His beautiful community.
The Reconciling Power of Perfect Love’s Kiss
As post-pandemic creatures, we share one undeniable thing: the slow healing of global trauma brought on by lockdowns, shutdowns, and social distancing. Even though my desire to connect and commune was more intense than ever as restrictions eased, I’ve struggled to return to a more engaged life with other humans. Complacency set in, and I grew more comfortable in my isolation. I asked myself, “Why go to all the effort? Would it really matter if I stayed settled in my estranged life?”
What Pushes Your Buttons? A look at Luke 4:16-30
More aligned now than ever to what we believe is true, it doesn’t take much to be set off by issues near and dear to our hearts. After years of inhabiting pandemic-pressured lives, lines have been drawn that dare not be crossed. These boundaries, firmer than ever, leave us quite intolerant, insensitive, and reactive—a perfect environment for everyone’s buttons to get pushed. I don’t think any of us can say we are exempt from this shift of allegiance, especially in our closest relationships.
Forging Connections through Holy Curiosity
Are you curious, or are you certain, and which would you rather be?
In a culture that craves dogmatism, curious questioners quickly wear out their welcome. To bravely peek beneath the veneer of certitude, especially our own, takes courage, practice, and a sprinkle of child-like wonder. American spiritual teacher, author, and philosopher Vernon Howard said, “Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn.”
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.