This coming week, I want to explore the upper room, the garden, the trial, the execution, the death, the burial and the resurrection of Jesus. I hope you will join me as we revisit and rediscover this most important week written about in the Bible…the Passion of Jesus.Read More →
With all the hope of spring…life can still seem pretty daunting at times. Like standing on home plate with a full count and the pitcher throws you a curve…what do you do?
Keep your eye on the ball…and…keep swinging. Read More →
The older I get the more I realize how brief this life truly is. You don’t really think about it when you are younger because you think you have your whole life ahead of you, as though that is a lot of time. But as time creeps by, the reality of our mortality sinks in. And as that reality becomes clear, we need something to restore us to life.Read More →
(Today’s guest post is by Meghan Smith) When I was 27 years old my infant child was diagnosed with stage III neuro-blastoma. Cancer. In the throes of this battle and after, my eyes were opened to one really ugly part of myself: the soulstuck control freak.Read More →
In a day where it’s more popular to tell people you are a person of faith than it is to actually be a person of faith, today’s is about bearing crosses. This is the unpopular message of Jesus that no one likes to talk about. But it is the very crux of the conversation. Read More →
I’m not going to pretend what happened yesterday didn’t happen. I want to…Oh, I desperately want to stick my head in the sand and ignore the news reports and the Facebook rants, the Twitter tweets and the workplace conversations. Ignoring the problem doesn’t heal and doesn’t break the thread of fear being woven over and over again by the reactive and emotionally driven news media.
But maybe we can move into tomorrow with a different way of responding…Read More →
“Through the heartfelt mercies of our God, God’s Sunrise will break in upon us, Shining on those in the darkness, those sitting in the shadow of death, Then showing us the way, one foot at a time down the path of peace.” Zechariah’s song (Luke 1:67-79) Taken Last night my wife and I were given the privilege of being able to attend the visitation of a friend’s father who was recently killed in a horrible crime. Words cannot even begin to express the flood of emotions and heartache that this family is experiencing right now. The shock of the crime, the immediate nature of theRead More →