…our dogma must always be in question, because our knowing is always incomplete. So long as we are open to growing, and always approaching the scriptures with humility, and so long as we are intentionally pursuing a closer walk with Jesus, then we will consistently be amazed. Continue reading when God’s idea of what we need isn’t exactly ours!
This is good stuff! This is what I’m talking about when I say life is rich, and good, and a gift I’m constantly grateful for. Continue reading passion – for ministry and for living this good life!
May the Creator – the God of peace, love, and compassion – fill you with the life and strength you need in this hour. Continue reading Hurricanes, Grandchildren, and Great Food (it’s a Friday Feast!)
As the beginning (the Big Bang) obviously predates the advent of humankind, it follows that we would not even exist if it were not for this movement into disorder. Continue reading entropy, the gospel, and transformation…
Ok, by a show of hands, who is really good at being patient? Well, not me, either. But I’m learning. At least I think I am. Continue reading Patience: do we have what it takes to listen?
The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food in due season. You open your hand, satisfying the desire of every living thing. The Lord is just in all his ways, and kind in all his doings. The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. – Psalm 145:15-18 Most of you are aware that I … Continue reading it’s growing season in Wake Forest
We are watered by the living water, and we are fed by the bread of life. And we flourish, and we grow, and we give thanks. Continue reading The garden hurts – and the garden heals
This afternoon I returned from a refreshing two days in the woods a little south west of Raleigh, where I had the privilege of helping to lead a retreat for some Presbyterian ministers. I plan to write a more detailed blog tomorrow, but I wanted to post this short reflection today – both as a word of gratitude to God, and a testimony of encouragement … Continue reading to teach is to learn (pastors’ retreat)
The effect is cumulative, a kind of density, the weight of all the stories. Whatever it is, you can feel it, and maybe nowhere more profoundly than Gethsemane Continue reading Gethsemane – leaning on the everlasting arms #HolyWeek