Pondering Truth {word filled wednesday}

I had a conversation the other day with my teenager.

We were talking about the world of constant communication that we live in. It was in the next breath that she spoke words that caused me to pause.

“Isn’t it ironic that we have constant communication and yet we’re really not saying anything at all to each other? We’re not really listening, but we’re constantly communicating.”

Then I came upon this verse, one that hides itself in Zechariah. A verse that met me in the moment. We are supposed to speak truth to each other, but how? How do we speak truth when the conversation is merely chatter? How do we speak truth  when we’re all competing to talk but really not saying anything?

It’s convicting to this soul. Three months into the year, a new season upon us and I’m pondering how well I am doing at my resolution to live intentionally? That involves listening. That involves eliminating the distractions and investing in the person standing in the room with me. That involves paying attention and noticing in order that truth can be spoken in love with the ultimate goal of peace, Jesus peace.

Living intentionally involves, well, living intentionally. I’ve been convicted this week to slow the pace, evaluate the words and ponder the truth.

original photo credit: delaney@got freckles

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Lori MacMath

Lori's daily mantra includes praying, "I will take it Lord, ALL you have to give," and a commitment to live out Colossians 3:17 daily. It's her prayer that the energy that fills her spirit be with her till her dying breath! Nearly two years ago, Lori traded the sauna of the Deep South, for the snow of Chicago. After 19 years in Atlanta, Lori has bought herself a coat and some winter boots and is ready for the NEXT adventure at Harvest Bible Chapel / Chicago West. She navigates this road with her husband of 26 years and they have 3 children, ranging in age from 17 - 22. She seeks daily to be creative and use the gifts the Lord has given her. With the heart of an artist and a spirit to live intentionally missional, Lori strives daily to see Him in all that surrounds her. Encouraging women on their daily walk with the Lord is her passion! She has recently stepped out into NEW territory with her husband in the inner city of Chicago. She is on staff at Harvest Chicago West, in the Austin neighborhood, where the Lord is opening her eyes to Urban Ministry and Discipleship. Lori and her husband also have a Business as Missions endeavor that helps empower women and missionaries around the world. She would be HONORED if you'd visit Hope Products International where providing HOPE to the world through fair trade and sustainable products. Lori has served in a number of roles over the years, ranging from Camp/Leadership Adventure Coordinator, a mid week Bible club for elementary and upper elementary students in a local public elementary school as well as being on staff at her church. She is excited in this season to watch the Lord unfold HIS plans for the next step on the journey. Helping others, loving others where they are and seeing the transforming power of Jesus is at the heart of all she does. Her heart for children, women and all those on the broken road is at the core of everything she does. She LOVES playing graphically and encouraging others through visual arts, and her passion for Discipleship is at the heart of all she does. It truly inspires her and fills her spirit.

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  1. Thanks for another lovely Word-Filled Wednesday. I especially appreciated the timing of your “speak the truth in love” as my grandkids and I have been discussing that this week, thanks to one of their stories we listened to. A lovely reminder to add to the conversation. Have a blessed week.

  2. Lori, what a wonderful observation by your child! Yes, how often is life filled with a lot of chatting and so very little give/take heart to hearts.

  3. I have been thinking about this too Lori (I have a teenager) and make myself stop and look my kids in the eyes when they have something to say to me. I am guilty of having my face in the computer and tuning life out. Today I met with a troubled teen in a new mentoring program, she had a hard time looking me in the eyes but we had a good conversation.

  4. What a wise observation from your teenager ~ thank you for sharing this. Yes, words to think on …

  5. Thanks for the beautiful WFW, Lori.



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