Four Question Friday Already!

I cannot believe I have been immersed in How to Start a Riot for two weeks. It has flown by! I have enjoyed this book so much. I think I’m saying that for every one of them, but they have all been so different that it is only a true statement. So, on with the…

Head and Shoulders

I just finished How to Start a Riot and, let me tell you, I have some pondering to do. One of the last paragraphs says, ” We stand on the shoulders of the men and women who sacrificed everything. If you are listening closely, you can hear their lives echoing a question to us. Will…

Bigger Boxes

Jonathan, in How to Start a Riot, today talked about putting God in a box. In our limited mortal state it’s so easy to do. I forget that God is a worker in miracles. He created all and the governing principles, but that also means He alone can bend them – time, space, matter, mountains,…

Not Good

The past twenty-four hours haven’t been good. It’s not the hours, but my body, mind, and heart. I am slipping into darkness and grief and I can’t seem to claw my way out, so I am choosing to be calm and not panic, to keep doing my routine, pressing forward, and to hope it ends…

Not Much to Say

I realized in reading today that I don’t have much to say. I just finished chapter seven and Jonathan has some words we all need to hear, so I’m going to let him do the talking for me. “A lot of times when I hear people talk about God, I think to myself that I…

Routine

So, I have this whole morning routine centered around my Time with God. Two of those things is a gratitude challenge and the other is an every day drawing challenge. These are two things I want to work on – being more grateful and improving my drawing. The drawing challenge for today (day 237) is…

Being a Handmaiden

Jonathan wrote about Acts 2 in the chapter I just finished. One verse stood out to me. It says, “And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit.” (V.18) Why the distinction? Google says a handmaiden is just a female servant, but there has to be…

I Can’t Stop Reading

Honestly, I am craving this book. I couldn’t fall asleep last night because I wanted to read more and it was the first thing I thought of this morning. I am being drawn right into my scriptures. I’m keeping the New Testament open on my desk and going back and forth between How to Start…

New Book Monday

Let me introduce you to How to Start a Riot by Jonathan Storment. What an awesome title for a book about the book of Acts! It amazes me how this whole picking a book thing works. This is the latest I’ve ever gone, but that means I had more prayer time to prepare myself for…