The Beauty of Boundaries 14: Sunday Selah

The Beauty of Boundaries Day 14 - Sunday Selah “The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot. The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance. I bless the Lord who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me. I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be…

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The Beauty of Boundaries 13: Song for Our Saturday: “Under His Wings”

The Beauty of Boundaries Day 13 - Song for Our Saturday: “Under His Wings” When we think of boundaries and our protection, is there a safer place than under the wings of Jesus? This beautiful old hymn perfectly portrays the way we may feel tucked tightly under the shelter of His love and protection.  Under His wings I am safely abiding;Though the night deepens and tempests are wild,Still I can trust Him—I…

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The Beauty of Boundaries 12: Safety Inside

The Beauty of Boundaries Day 12 - Safety Inside Growing up, I was a real chicken. Some might argue that I still am, but that’s beside the point. I remember feeling that my bedroom was a safe sanctuary. Coming down the stairs into the dark basement, I often took the stairs in a similar fashion as Clark Griswold in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. If you aren’t familiar with the movie, let’s just…

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The Beauty of Boundaries 11: Boundaries at Work

The Beauty of Boundaries Day 11 - Boundaries at Work “The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.” (Genesis 2:15, ESV) “Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to…

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The Beauty of Boundaries 10: Boundaries in Our Homes

The Beauty of Boundaries Day 10 - Boundaries in Our Homes It was 2pm on a sunny afternoon when the car pulled into our driveway. The car didn’t look like it had received any sort of maintenance in years. Loud and dirty, it rumbled to a stop. While my baby was happily playing with his toys on the floor, I tiptoed to the front window for a better look. The two individuals…

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The Beauty of Boundaries 9: Boundaries Within the Church

The Beauty of Boundaries Day 9 - Boundaries Within the Church “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.” (1…

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The Beauty of Boundaries 8: Boundaries In Our Finances

The Beauty of Boundaries Day 8 - Boundaries In Our Finances “Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.” (Proverbs 3:9-10, ESV) “For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is…

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The Beauty of Boundaries 7: Sunday Selah

The Beauty of Boundaries Day 7 - Sunday Selah “Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” (1 John 4:4 ESV) Happy Sunday, friends! I hope your morning or even your day is off to a great start and that you feel refreshed as you head into a new week. With everything going on in…

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The Beauty of Boundaries 6: A Song for Our Saturday

The Beauty of Boundaries Day 6 - A Song for Our Saturday “I’ll Wish I Had Given Him More” By and by when I look on His face,Beautiful face, thorn-shadowed face;By and by when I look on His face,I’ll wish I had given Him more More, so much more —More of my love than I e’er gave before.By and by when I look on His face,I’ll wish I had given Him more.…

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The Beauty of Boundaries 5: Boundaries in Dating

The Beauty of Boundaries Day 5 - Boundaries in Dating “So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.” (2 Timothy 2:22, ESV) “Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?” (2 Corinthians 6:14, ESV) I’ve been in a place where I did not honor…

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