Obey the Last Known Order

Ever get the itch to leave? Your job ... your city ... your life? Wonder why God keeps you in place? Read on as Sara Stowell wrestles through her very personal "gypsy syndrome." Elisa Obey the Last Known Order By Sara Stowell Obey the last known order. It's a phrase I'm familiar with from my former life in the Army. Recently I heard someone use this phrase to describe her current life and job situation and I couldn't shake the truth of it, even though I had never thought of it in the civilian or spiritual context. The phrase refers to a military principle: in the absence of new orders, a soldier always obeys the last known order. Obey the last known order. As the words sank into my heart rem

Live Loved

As we walk through Holy Week, consider the action of this woman who loved extravagently ... Elisa Live Loved By Elisa Morgan While he was in Bethany, reclining at the table in the home of Simon the Leper, a woman came with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, made of pure nard. She broke the jar and poured the perfume on his head. Some of those present were saying indignantly to one another, "Why this waste of perfume? It could have been sold for more than a year's wages and the money given to the poor." And they rebuked her harshly. "Leave her alone," said Jesus. "Why are you bothering her? She has done a beautiful thing to me. The poor you will always have with you, and you can help

The Mothering of God

Most of us understand God as Father, but do we know him as Mother? Scripture refers to God as Mother in several passages. Consider how God is Mother to you as you read Lesa Engelthaler's heartfelt piece that follows ... Elisa The Mothering of God By Lesa Engelthaler "Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children." William Makepeace Thackeray My mom passed away last spring. At the time my prayers became very simple: "Get me through this day." "Help me find a parking space." And then there was a very specific SOS prayer. I was in the front yard playing with my one-year-old granddaughter, Lucy, and her huge Goldendoodle, Ruby. Suddenly, Ruby darted across the street. I be

The Present Moment

What are you attending to today? Right now? Are you IN this present moment? Or will you miss it? Read on as Really Blog Manager, Carla Foote, directs our gaze to the immediate. Elisa The Present Moment By Carla Foote I snapped a picture of the pink clouds. Then I walked a little farther along the road and stopped to snap again, and again. The colors kept changing, deepening, then all of sudden, it was over. The sunset splendor faded to light pink and gray. Then just gray. Then darkening dusk. Watching a sunset is an awe-inspiring pleasure. I waffle between wanting to just stand and stare, to take it all in, and snapping pictures to attempt to capture the beauty. Even with so much picture sna

The Human Element

Technology challenges most of us. How much is too much? How do we keep up? Why should we care? How do we stay in charge of it rather than letting it rule us? Friend Tracey Bianchi talks us through the buttons on our smart phones, and the motivation behind which ones we punch and when. Elisa The Human Element By Tracey Bianchi "REPLY ALL, I hit REPLY TO ALL!" I winced as I explained to my husband that in a flurry of activity I'd managed to share our formerly undisclosed plans to escape for a weekend (and skip out on youth sports) with an entire little league team. I'd also managed to call the team parents, "Honey" and "Baby" while I was at it. Many of us know the angst of having hit "SEND" to

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