Tag: peace

Happy New Year!

I bet I know what you’re thinking.  You’re probably thinking that I’m a few weeks too early with my New Year’s greeting.  And there are twenty days left until the ball drops and we all celebrate the rolling over of the calendar into 2018. Yet,…

Famous Last Words: I Am Thirsty

For part one, click here.  For part two, click here.  For part three, click here.  For part four, click here. John 19v28, CEB After this, knowing that everything was already completed, in order to fulfill the scripture, Jesus said, “I am thirsty.” We come…

It’s the morning after, and I’m doubling down on a few things…

Here we are. November 9th, 2016. The morning after.  Like many of you, I’m sure, I watched the election results pour in until the wee hours of the morning. I expected a close contest, but also like many of you, I didn’t expect such…

Getting Back to Our Roots: The Church As a Subversive Community

To stand in the midst of a fear based culture and declare that we won’t be afraid, because Love brought us into this world, and this Love will sustain us, is a defiant, subversive act.

The Domino Effect: Why our understanding of God matters more than we know

There’s a tendency for humans to assume we have the unsoiled vantagepoint on God, and that our opinions are without bias or interpretation. Yet, we all see God through a lens, and too often that lens says more about us than it does about God.

The real question before our death…

Today is pretty full from start to finish, which means I won’t have time for a full post. So, instead, I want to share this quote from Henri Nouwen that has been challenging me lately. Here goes: “The real question before our death is…

do you have a potty mouth?

Our words matter. Think about it. When someone says something kind, positive, or encouraging, what effect does that have on you? On the kind of day you are having? A well placed word can make all the difference. Proverbs 16v24 puts it like this:…

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