May 2019

  • December 2021,  May 2019


    “And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood near them….” There they were, watching over their sheep, and probably sitting by a fire talking among themselves after a day in the fields, when in the blink of an eye, their whole world was invaded by the heavenly. We’ve heard this story so many times, we can most likely recite it from memory, but how often do we allow for the time and the capacity to imagine ourselves in their shoes, or sandals, as it were? Of course they were terrified. Me? I probably would have fainted dead away. I give them credit for still standing, even though on trembling legs.…

  • May 2019

    Week Three

    I’m so grateful for all of you who are on this bible reading journey being encouraged and strengthened by Paul’s letters. We are, indeed, being fitted together as living stones in the living body of Christ, the glorious church, made by God for His dwelling. I don’t know about you, but I have not lived with any consistency fully aware that I am God’s dwelling place. It is possible that belonging to Him and “being” are only and always matters of faith, and faith is God’s. He gives it to us as a gift to enable us to “see” the substance and veracity of His love for us. (Hebrews 11:1…

  • May 2019

    Week Two

    Welcome to our second week together. I trust your time in the book of Galatians has been life-giving, the Spirit of God has convinced you of truth, and you are experiencing the freedom He desires for you. As I was reading along with you this week, I found myself challenged regarding what I am sowing and why I am sowing (Gal 6:6-10). How I spend my time, on what I focus my energy, and why I do what I do. These reflect my true priorities. Upon reflection, I see a great deal of self interest hidden within my daily activities, even those I think I’m doing for others. God knows…

  • May 2019

    From the Community-Week 1

    Courtney shares: “I am constantly afraid of disappointing my family members….I realized that I had been trying to control the situation and problems instead of letting God do it for me. It is so much harder to do things or life itself without Him. When you try to do it yourself everything blows up in your face. Thank God I don’t have to do it myself, and He is always there to bring us back to Him and into the light out of the darkness.”

  • May 2019

    Week One

    I’m so glad you are joining us! This is our first week’s assignment of daily reading, and I trust that as you prayerfully engage in reading the Word each day you will find a storehouse of seed available to you as the Holy Spirit reveals truth to your heart. You should plan to connect with your accountability partners at least once during the week. An accountability group should be one or two others who are willing to come along with you on this journey and with whom you can share your victories and challenges. You may find that it works best to email, text or talk on the phone toward…

  • May 2019


    Welcome to Cultivating Faithfulness. This community is for those who want to pay attention to, attend to, and nurture gratitude for the faithfulness of God as we journey together in the light of His word. We are ones who are hungry for the Bread of Heaven, searching together for the daily bread of His Word that leads us into His presence. His nearness does us good, and the good news is that He draws near. Jesus came to dwell with us and to make a way for us to dwell with Him. I am so grateful for His faithful initiation and kind intention toward me. I may not always understand…