I bet you wouldn’t necessarily think that sports and worship go together (and I don’t mean Sunday afternoon football, although there’s always that this time of year). I am thinking more, have you ever considered that your morning workout, your team sport, your personal commitment to fitness has a place in the life of faith?… Continue reading What exactly is worship?
A good friend of mine recently sent me a copy of Sarah Bessey’s new book “A Rhythm of Prayer”, and have been reading it little by little. Today, I read the benediction even though I’m not even half way done. Why? because.. well because why read it in order? It got me thinking. There are… Continue reading Lessons of a (late) newlywed, Part 4: Out of the Shadows
If you have been in church for any length of time, you have probably heard Hebrews 11:1 quoted often: “For Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the assurance of things unseen” or, as the Message translation puts it: “The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the… Continue reading My take on Hebrews 11
I have sat on this a while, not quite knowing how to write what I want to say, but I’m going to take a stab at it and hope it comes out ok. We are living in historical times, not only because of the pandemic, but because an even deeper seated issue that has its… Continue reading The Persistent Widow
I saw a post on an instagram story yesterday that made me shake my head with a resounding.. “yeaaaah, very true.” It was Morgan Freeman sitting in an armchair, with the following quote over his head: “Toxic mothers are just as bad as absent fathers, but ya’ll ain’t ready for that discussion yet”. It was… Continue reading Loving Millennials
In all the times I have read the book of Job, I never paid attention much to how quickly the end is wrapped up. Have you? I was thinking about this last weekend for some reason. After 41 chapters, there are just 16 verses that talk about how God blessed Job after his trials. Of… Continue reading Lessons from Job
Last fall, my new homegroup read (so I re-read) Ian Cron’s book “The Road Back to You….”. In case you haven’t heard of it, its a book that talks about the Enneagram – essentially a personality type, if you will… but one that helps with spiritual transformation. At the start of each chapter, the book… Continue reading You’re a what????