Tag Archive for: Philippians

Lessons in Leaning

being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it onto completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 1:6)

This last Summer, I had a great opportunity to spend some time in Italy with my incredible husband.  The trip was amazing and I was blessed to see some new things in my faith journey with the Lord.  Our final stop on our trip was in Pisa, Italy.  It was here I learned the value of “Leaning”.

Have you ever thought that maybe the Tower of Pisa woudn’t be so famous, had it not been leaning?  The value in the Bell Tower comes from it’s ability to lean and not fall.  This got me to thinking, am I more valuable to God when I’m leaning!  More valuable when I’m leaning on the Word!  More valuable when I admit my imperfections!  More valuable when I surrender control!  The answer is a resounding “YES”!

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Range of Motion

But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things.  I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in him… (Philippians 3:7-9)

Today I went in for an appointment with my new neurologist.  I had set this appointment up in June of 2008, right after I moved from Minnesota to Florida.  I knew it would be important to start over with a new neurologist, so I set myself up with the nearest appointment I could get with someone who specialized in the field of neurology that I have struggled with most recently.

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