Sunday summary

(photo credit)Every Sunday when I get to go to church I leave with something from God's word pressing on me.  Every time.  But I don't always sit down and spend some time chewing on what struck me.  Being involved in a community group helps cause every Thursday our group talks about how the sermon impacted… Continue reading Sunday summary

how Christians can be like any other spiritual person and how they can stand out different

James and I spent most of yesterday and this morning in historic Jerome, Arizona.  We stayed at the Surgeon's House, a bed and breakfast run by a very sweet lady named Andrea.  The 100 year old Surgeon's house used to be the headquarters for nurses working for the local hospital before it was used as… Continue reading how Christians can be like any other spiritual person and how they can stand out different

A slow-to-believe believer’s thoughts on Good Friday

It's Good Friday.There's a tsunami of meaning in those three words.Maybe for you it's just TGIF.I get it.  Honestly, I grew up hearing the story of Jesus' death and resurrection, but for years it made no connection with my soul.  If I'm honest the celebration (if you can call it that) of Good Friday has… Continue reading A slow-to-believe believer’s thoughts on Good Friday

There’s no time for this! {Warning: I’m yelling in this post. At myself mostly.}

You know what keeps you locked in a cage of doing what you know is wrong when there's a clear way out? A total ignorance, a total unawareness, a total blindness, a total denial of the times.When a person knows their about to die you know what they don't do? They don't say, "You know… Continue reading There’s no time for this! {Warning: I’m yelling in this post. At myself mostly.}

Advent meditation: It’s for freedom that he set us free

For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. ...For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. - Galatians 5:1,13I've been thinking about this a lot today.… Continue reading Advent meditation: It’s for freedom that he set us free

Of barely burning embers, a bruised heart and a Beautiful Savior

  I came to the end of another journal today. I've kept a journal since I was 9, and I still have all my journals from age 13 on. Looking back is hard. And some of the reason it's hard is pride. It's flat out embarrassing looking back at some of the things I thought,… Continue reading Of barely burning embers, a bruised heart and a Beautiful Savior

“There is a kind of happiness and wonder that makes you serious. It is too good to waste on jokes.” – C.S. Lewis

When I read Psalm 8, my mind goes to Lamentations 5.What is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. -Psalm 8:4-5 The joy of our hearts has… Continue reading “There is a kind of happiness and wonder that makes you serious. It is too good to waste on jokes.” – C.S. Lewis