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How to Find Beauty in Brokenness

It only takes turning on the news or reading the headlines on The Huffington Post to remind us that we live in a broken world.

Even in our personal lives, we face brokenness. Financial struggles, scary diagnoses, unemployment, the loss of a loved one, broken relationships. The list continues… Continue Reading...

How to Live in the Present

Margaret —  December 25, 2013 — 42 Comments

How to Live in the Present

If only I can get through this season of life.

I just can’t wait until graduation... finances are in order… life becomes easier.

Counting down the days until vacation.

I wish I had a spouse… a child… a family…a job.

I’ve been known to whisper a few of those things before. How about you?

Even as children of God, we can be guilty of wishing away seasons of life. Instead of engaging in the present, our eyes are glued to the future.

We can miss out on the grace available to us right here. Right now.

Today, will you accept the challenge to live fully in the moment?

Here are 4 ways to begin living present starting today: Continue Reading...

21 Days of Wonder: Creation

Margaret —  January 19, 2013 — 11 Comments

21 Days of Wonder CREATION

Creation beckons us to open our eyes to the wonders of God. Look for a place outside where all you can see is God’s creation. If you’re in an urban area, consider visiting a park and lying down under a tree where all you can see are its branches and slivers of sky above. Spend fifteen minutes simply sitting or resting in that place. Pay attention to the details—the textures, the colors, the intricate care with which God formed creation. Allow yourself to spontaneously respond to God in thanks, and worship—celebrating the wonders of creation all around. Continue Reading...

21 Days of Wonder: Beauty

Margaret —  January 15, 2013 — 10 Comments

21 Days of Wonder BEAUTY

Throughout the day, look for wonder through a camera lens. Snap a picture on your phone or break out your camera to capture an image of God’s beauty, grace, love, peace, and joy. When you start looking, you may find examples all around you! Let’s encourage each other with God’s beauty. So, upload your photo and share—tweet, post, pin or blog. And make sure to include #LIVEWONDERSTRUCK so we can find you! Continue Reading...

What Do You Love About Jesus?

My friend Jay once asked me an unforgettable question, "What do you love about Jesus?"

I knew my answer right away. For those of you reading along with me in The Organic God, you'll already know my answer.

The thing that I love about Jesus is his beauty. I love the way he transforms people's lives by exposing a deeper side of their being while revealing God's great love for them. To me, that holds incredible beauty. Continue Reading...