Gazing on Jesus, Basking in Love

Gazing on Jesus, Basking in Love

One thing I ask from the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple. –Psalm 27:4 NIV84 Contemplation is a close friend of simplicity. In it’s...
Gazing on Jesus, Basking in Love

It’s Complicated

When I was a kid, my dad used to say to me, “K-I-S-S, Jayne, KISS.” While some would like to believe that he was communicating love and affection for me, he was actually teaching me an important life lesson that I still need to hear: “Keep It Simple, Stupid.” While...
Gazing on Jesus, Basking in Love

From Complexity to Simplicity

I would not give a fig for the simplicity this side of complexity, but I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity. –Oliver Wendell Holmes It took the American Civil War to disillusion and dispirit young Oliver Wendell Holmes. As an...
Gazing on Jesus, Basking in Love

Simplicity in Faith

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for, being convinced of what we do not see. –Hebrews 11:1 NET God wanted to make known to them the glorious riches of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. –Colossians 1:27 NET...
Gazing on Jesus, Basking in Love

What We Need Is Here

Don’t be obsessed with getting more material things. Be relaxed with what you have. Since God assured us, “I’ll never let you down, never walk off and leave you,” we can boldly quote, God is there, ready to help;I’m fearless no matter what.Who or what can get to me?...
Gazing on Jesus, Basking in Love

Contentment in Simplicity

Therefore, so that I would not become arrogant, a thorn in the flesh was given to me… [I asked the Lord to take it away three different times.] But he said to me, “My grace is enough for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” So then, I will boast most gladly...