Mindfulness is popular these days. Used in the context of therapy and meditation, it encourages people to be present, focused, conscious and aware. I am grateful that God demonstrated mindfulness long before science caught on.
I wrote this journal entry more than ten years ago. While "Favored, Blessed, Pierced: A Fresh Look at Mary of Nazareth" has given me new insights, this post demonstrates how to take a passage of scripture and pray it back to the Lord.
Mary was between 13 and 16 years of age when the angel visited her (according to most scholars) because that's the age girls got married in those days. But I wonder if my friend isn't onto something? I wonder if God chose a young girl because she also had child-like faith?
For Lent 2020, follow Mary of Nazareth from the manger, through Galilee, past the cross, to life with this reading plan.
Do you sometimes doubt that God loves you? Does the example of your earthly father make it hard for you to believe this truth? Can you relate easier to Jesus, the Son, than to God, the Father?
Eva answers some questions about Favored, Blessed, Pierced to explain why she wrote the book and how you might benefit from reading it.
Last month, I introduced the idea of a scarcity mindset as exemplified by the disciples when they criticized the woman who anointed Jesus' feet with oil before his death and burial. This paradigm screams: Wait your turn. This seat's taken. Stay in your lane. Shame on you. You can't do that because there's not enough to go around.
So [the shepherds] hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. Luke 2:16 "Quick guys, this way. Run, keep up. He's over here. This is it. We've found him, the Messiah. The angel said he'd be wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger. There he is. Isn't … Continue reading The Savior is Born