Finding God's Goodness

Week Five: The Path. Constant Companion

As a recovering perfectionist, it’s comforting to rest in the fact that everything I need to know, hear and do of any importance in my spiritual life will be revealed to me. I can trust in God’s mysterious ways. 

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Week Five: The Path. The Spirit of Truth

So much of the path to spiritual growth is in awareness. Once we can start surrendering to a power greater than ourselves, we can start seeing through a lens greater than our myopic and limited viewpoint. We can start accepting our wholeness and holiness rather than living in the struggle of brokenness and misalignment from our purpose.

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Week Five: The Path. Just Breathe.

How often do you think about your breath? It’s something I take for granted yet as I contemplate my breath, the simplicity and power are overwhelming.  After watching “Breathe” on UTube by Rob Bell, I’ve been connecting with the goodness of my breath.

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Week Five: The Path. Survive or Thrive

Are you living a life of scarcity or abundance?  Too often we settle for small, safe places rather than step out into the potential of the greatness we were called to be. We play it safe, clinging to our job, our bank account or our status as mom or wife to define our identity.  This is surviving.

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Week Five: The Path. The Obstacle

A few years ago, a friend gave me the book “The Obstacle is the Way ” which changed my perspective on how I look at difficulty in my life. I’ve always had the tendency to want to live in the comfort of a stress-free life free of problems, the world I created as a child to survive. Unfortunately, this is not a real world this side of heaven. But we are hardwired for truth, beauty and goodness and to live a life of virtue. As I think about virtue, it’s easy to be attracted to its beauty and excellence, but we rarely think about the difficulty it takes to attain it.

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Week Five: The Path. Vulnerability

Are you looking for more meaning and purpose in your life? Has your shine started to dull with the ongoing challenges we face in our world, trying to live in the balance of a new normal? Finding God’s goodness in my day to day life gives me more meaning and purpose, leading me to a deeper spiritual life. This discovery leads me to hope and a joyful heart.  There are many ways we can walk the spiritual path but recently I’ve been contemplating how vulnerability plays a role in our progress.

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Gift of Goodness – December 4, 2021

A bit of goodness to start your day.

Keeping hope alive. As God’s people were about to head into exile, God delivered hope through a promise. Someday, this will all be over—a King would come who would make all things new. Christmas celebrates the hope that God sent Jesus to fulfill that promise and rescue creation once and for all.

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Gift of Goodness – December 2, 2021

A bit of goodness to start your day.

The Light of Christ is Coming. Advent and Christmas are all about Christ coming to earth to give us hope. On that cold, quiet, star-filled winter’s night in a little, poor cave in Bethlehem, God was born into our world. The Almighty came into the world as a small, poor, innocent baby adored only by his mother and father and some animals. Yes, this child is the reason for our hope, infinite hope, because he is an infinite God making an infinite act of love for us. To permit my soul to be filled with this quiet, gentle hope, what noise within my heart first needs to be shut off?

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