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Starting Fresh in the New Year

Starting Fresh in the New Year

Starting a new year is exciting. Getting a fresh start is even more so. But doing them both at the same time is exhilarating. And that’s available for all of us when we start the New Year with God. Because God specializes in giving fresh starts for his children. And what’s a better time to get a fresh start than the beginning of a New Year, right? So join me in starting fresh in the New Year. Right here, right…

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The Resolution Psalm

The Resolution Psalm

People have shared great New Year resolutions with me. But none of them are like this psalm I read the other day. How can one psalm capture the heart of Christian living so well? The college professor part of me smiles when I saw the number: 101. The resolution psalm really teaches us the most basic stuff about how to conduct our lives the Jesus way, don’t you think? The Resolution Psalm I will sing of your love and justice,…

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The Makings of a Great Year

The Makings of a Great Year

How has the new year treated you so far? Do you have particular plans? Do you know the makings of a great year? If you do, then it’s easier to make it happen, don’t you think? So let’s see what are the makings of a good year. It shouldn’t be that complicated, should it? And it’s not, believe me. But first and most importantly seek (aim at, strive after) His kingdom and His righteousness [His way of doing and being…

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Boldness

Boldness

Happy New Year, dear friends of Flowing Faith! What’s your word for 2016? I’ve been praying for mine for weeks. (If you’re interested in finding out yours and don’t know how to go about it, my blogging friend Lisa has a great post about the process.) Eventually, I was lead to word ‘boldness’. It is a bit scary word. But after my year of ‘readiness’ it is a very logical one. Without readiness there could not be boldness. And all…

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Three Habits for a Happy New Year

Three Habits for a Happy New Year

Now that we’ve been blessed by a fresh new year….what could we do to make it a good one? More balanced, spiritually tuned, and simply blessed? There are few disciplines that keep me connected to God and grounded in faith. These three habits for a happy new year are simple but fundamental at the same time. I hope you carve time for God this year and then watch what God is doing in your life. The revelation of God is…

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