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I'm glad he's in charge too! I work in a Christian Elementary School and my headmaster gave us this verse today..."He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." Micah 6:8 I just thought it was a cool connection to your posting...which a friend sent me. Thanks! I will be back to read more. :)

ben overby

Keeping it simple is so complicated! It means I don't get to be in charge, I have to invite some quite space into my life, I have to just be still for a while and let God take up His central role in my life. It's complicated because every bone in my body, every signal in my nervous system has been trained in an entirely different direction. But you're right. Maybe one of these days I'll find the grace to more easily settle down within myself, know God, and move in His rhythm.


Greg England

Jim, you really have a gift for touching our hearts! Thanks, brother.


Yes ... simple is better. Unfortunately, I am one of those people who, too often, pulls out the "Jesus To Do List". Family, work, ministry, relationships, etc. all pulling for my attention. Sometimes it seems overwhelming and very complicated, but of course that's me, not Jesus. Your words are alwways right on and encouraging.

Kristie R.

Just thought I'd leave my greetings, as I just found your site through a google search for an image to be used on a blog post of mine> (Also, if you'd rather I didn't lift the image from you, just let me know.)

A quick skim tells me I should revisit and read some of your entries when I have a chance...looks like good stuff!
This post reminded me a bit of one I did recently too--it's a bit long, but if you feel like giving it a read, here's a link:
God bless!!

Jim Martin

Thanks Amanda--so glad you stopped by.

Jim Martin

Thanks for these words. You are a good encourager.

Jim Martin

I think I relate to what you are saying. Allowing God to be in charge can be very, very challenging, especially when we are so prone to retain control. Thanks.

Jim Martin

I think many of us can relate to what you are saying. It is so tempting to try to live by such a list and lose any perspective of what is front and center.

Jim Martin

So glad you came by. Take whatever is useful to you. I look forward to looking at your blog.

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