unless and until the Southern Baptist Church faces the fact that its values nurture a culture that facilitates and encourages male chauvinism, sexism, inequality, and even misogyny, there will be no progress to end the abuse of women other than lip service.
If you enjoy photography then this is the post for you. Yesterday I featured our granddaughter’s fifth birthday (Letter to
the choice to follow Jesus and to be guided by the Spirit is actually a step into freedom. When the Spirit urges us to love and serve one another the result is satisfaction, happiness, fulfillment, and freedom. Not just that we are freed from the bondage of sin but free to embrace the nature we were designed to enjoy.
Three hundred sixty-one days a year, I am a writer who enjoys taking photographs. Four times a year I get to be a photographer who enjoys writing about his pictures.
so many people are nowhere near satisfied, and nowhere close to being fulfilled – yet they are not even vaguely aware of the potential we all have to know God, to increase our capacity, and to live joyfully in response to what is possible!
what the flowers do is to stand like a visual promise that anything is possible, and everything planted in love will take root. They couldn’t have come at a better time.
Our brokenness – as individuals and families and churches and institutions and nations – is spiritual, and it is relational, and it is redeemable. Life is something we must struggle with and we must struggle with it in community.
the more I do understand the more the beauty and the complexity and the simplicity and the scope and the fine detail and the limitless possibility inherent in all that I am constantly learning leads me into God’s embrace.