Living Rooted in Identity: Years That Run Long

Today’s Reading: Philippians 1 Remember, Self, that just because you haven’t completely learned how to live in this new habit – this new raiment – just yet, doesn’t mean you aren’t learning, bit by bit, to live newly. Yes, it’s awfully easy to get discouraged when it seems like you aren’t living any better today … Continue reading Living Rooted in Identity: Years That Run Long

Living Rooted in Identity: Increasingly At Risk

Today’s Reading: Luke 15:11-32 Remember, Self, that as this compulsion to do first and then second and again last is dwindling that you are still susceptible to falling right back into that old pattern. In fact, as you grow increasingly comfortable with this new way of being first and doing second, you are increasingly at … Continue reading Living Rooted in Identity: Increasingly At Risk

Living Rooted in Identity: The Surest Way to Being Right

Today’s Reading: 2 Samuel 12:1-25; Psalms 141 & 51 Remember, Self, that being on the receiving end of a rightful correction doesn’t give you the right to justify, excuse, or defend yourself with the puffed up pride of a rooster. It is tempting, yes, to attempt to shift the blame, to reason your way out, … Continue reading Living Rooted in Identity: The Surest Way to Being Right

Living Rooted in Identity: Joining Him in the Mending

Today’s Reading: John 17 Remember, Self, to stir up the affection you have for your Family. It can be so easy to focus on the failures and divisions, the arguments and bickering – all the differences between us that the enemy uses to tear us apart. But, Self, doing that which strengthens unity is another … Continue reading Living Rooted in Identity: Joining Him in the Mending