It’s still dark when I get out of bed and quietly make my way downstairs. I grab my bible and journal, intending to spend time with the Lord. I make coffee. I load up the dishwasher. I fill out some medical forms I’ll need for an upcoming doctor’s appointment. I return a few emails. There […]
If I had to describe myself in one word it would be, “needy.” I’ve felt this way for the last few years. I have a lot of experience with it, an unfortunate expertise.
The question is not, “are we needy?” The question is, “are we needy well?”
You, dear reader, are needy, too. My husband frequently reminds me that it’s good to be needy. Our needs extend well beyond our physical possessions. In my life, I find that my physical neediness always points me to my spiritual neediness.
How can I bring glory to God in my neediness? How is my being needy a good thing?
Join me in this journey that began with a simple, heartfelt prayer:
“Lord, help me to be needy well.”
For a more thorough manifesto on be needy well, click here.
Light gets our attention. Our eyes are naturally drawn to it. The warm, illuminating effects of light beckon us to come closer. We become curious to see what the light frames for our eyes. Our interest in the light often involves our desire to become spotlighted. Many find it difficult to resist being the center […]
Four thousand years ago, an Egyptian servant fled to the Arabian desert after being forced to marry her mistress’ husband and conceive a child. The son that grew in the servant’s womb was the result of the mistress trying to “help” God fulfill his promise of an heir. A bitter rivalry with implications reaching into […]