Jesus calls us to lay down our lives not be philanthropic

Jesus' words about mercy and how we, as his disciples, should seek out, invite, give to, speak for, and help the marginalized in society are not subtle. "When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in… Continue reading Jesus calls us to lay down our lives not be philanthropic

Hope grows where the light shines

The tension was thick. My husband and I sat opposite ends of a 6 foot couch and 23 years of piled up trouble from each other in a last ditch effort to save our marriage. "Well, what about you?  Your wife shared where she thinks some of her wrong thinking has come from. What do… Continue reading Hope grows where the light shines

April fools, Easter, the Prodigal and my son

  I wonder what the son who betrayed his father's love and provision, left home squandered it all and came back seeking restoration was like the years before he decided to leave.  I wonder if he resisted his father's love and discipline.  I wonder if he threatened that as soon as he was of age,… Continue reading April fools, Easter, the Prodigal and my son