Entries by Janel Breitenstein

Love Says “No”: How Boundaries Express True Care

At the time, I just couldn’t see it. What did Jesus hold back? The concept of “boundaries”—setting limits on how much I’d give others, or how much they could take—seemed a post-modern reflex against living radical and poured-out. I didn’t see a whole lot about boundaries in the Gospels.

Now I see it all over the place.

Why Isn’t God Doing Something Big Through Me?

We’re often told to dream big for God, or that “God wants to do something big through you!” Perhaps we picture ourselves vaulting over jungles to an unreached people group, or running a homeless ministry, or a crazy amount of colleagues becoming Christians because of our influence.

But I’ve come to the realisation that sometimes, my desire to do something big for God has been, at times, just a desire not to be small.