Posts about Wisdom

Patience Patience

Posted by Guest Blogger on July 25, 2019 in Faith, Guest Blogger, Wisdom

What is patience?  Patience is discovering how she would go about something before interjecting how I would go about it. Patience is delaying gratification without doubting the pleasure or worthiness of the gratification. Patience is marinating, not microwaving. Patience is active trust in the giver and the giver’s timing. Patience is waiting without wavering. Patience […]

Refining Seasons Refining Seasons

Posted by Guest Blogger on July 4, 2019 in Faith, Guest Blogger, Unite, Build, Live, Wisdom

I love the four seasons of the year, because growing up in Houston, Texas, I never really experienced spring and fall…or winter for that matter. I basically just knew hot, followed by humid hot, humid cool, and then hot again. When I moved to Virginia in 2001, I discovered there are four beautiful seasons. Who […]

Unlearning is Learning, Too. Unlearning is Learning, Too.

Posted by Connie Armerding on May 30, 2019 in Connie Armerding, Contributing Author, Faith, Wisdom

The phrase “two steps forward, one step back” has been rattling around in my head the past few weeks. My husband recently described a childhood experience where his family climbed Mount Saint Helens in Washington State. He explained how the final 1,000 feet of elevation climb is made through gritty sand-like volcanic ash and pumice […]

Thanks Jesus. I can save myself. Thanks, Jesus. But I Can Save Myself.

Posted by Guest Blogger on May 16, 2019 in Faith, Happiness, Unite, Build, Live, Wisdom

“My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I do not treat the grace of God as meaningless. For if keeping […]

Fearless Two Ways to Reduce Fear

Posted by Guest Blogger on April 11, 2019 in Faith, Freedom, Guest Blogger, Wisdom

A few years ago, my new year’s resolution was to identify things in this world that will not be present in eternity. If death and evil will not be permitted beyond the pearly gates, what might that New Earth look like? I knew that there will be no more tears, and that lions and lambs […]