Let’s just get off the complain-train this week, turn and look to God and be healed. Let us turn and look to Jesus, the source of our healing. Let’s turn and look in humble appreciation at God and all he has done for us. And in so doing, God will take up residence us so […]
None of us makes the best decisions when we are wiped out, starving and at our weakest. Yet every time the devil tempted Jesus to break his fast and his reliance upon God and provide for himself or test God’s promises Jesus pulled from the reserves, the sustenance of Scripture to stand his ground.
Today is Transfiguration Sunday. In the flow of the Christian Year we always take time before the beginning of Lent to reflect on the time that Jesus went up the mountain and became radiant with the glory of God. There are many good reasons that we do this, but my favorite way to frame it […]
Loving your family and friends is hard sometimes. Loving your enemy is even harder. With Jesus we have the resources of love that we need to fulfill God’s command to love.
Friends, God made us exactly as soft and ready to clean up the grunge of the world as we need to be. But it is often counter-intuitive to just follow the care directions on our label. But if we will, we do not have to work nearly so hard to be just exactly who God […]
This world can really be more like heaven the more we are obedient to God and we surrender our lives to his way of love, grace, mercy, generosity, and humility. We can really and truly bring heaven to earth by living lives that love God with everything and love others at least as well as […]
If we are going to make a fresh start and lean into 2017 in a way that makes us more like Jesus and makes the world more like heaven (your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven), then we need to hear Jesus ask us each that question. What […]
Today as we close I want to invite us all to come to the waters of baptism and remember whose we are. I want us to come to make an outward and visible sign of our recommitment or ongoing commitment to God. As we do so, I want us to know that we do it […]
We often focus more on the wise men coming to worship Jesus as a sweet thing, but these men bowed down before a toddler and offered him gifts that meant nothing to him at the time. They didn’t get there on the night he was born. They watched and saw the sign of the star […]
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