God, I’ve heard tell, keeps a cabin in the mountains of North Carolina. Yesterday God must have been out hiking too, because we met right there at the top of Mt. Jefferson.
The Life That Truly is Life
Instead of shoving the Lord into a box and consigning him to eleven months in the attic, John suggested putting Jesus on the windowsill where he can look out into the world he came to save.
And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth… From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. The law indeed was… Read More ›
So today I’m grateful to Wake Forest Presbyterian Church for inviting us to live here in The Tar Heel State. And I am grateful to God, not only for encouraging Rebekah to say “yes”, but for so ordering our lives and with such mercy and grace.
At the heart of this spiritual practice we must be prepared to pause every so often, take a deep refreshing breath of attention, and then simply respond to God’s goodness with a smile, or a prayer, or a fist-pump, or maybe even a small dance of joy.
Here’s the thing. We’re often afforded every opportunity to skip the bad breaks, take the proffered second shot with no penalty, and take the easy road forward. But life is so much more satisfying when we do well anyway, having “played the ball where it lays.” What’s required is belief, tenacity, creativity, faith, patience, and – most importantly – the best effort that we can muster.
I’m excited about this opportunity for a number of reasons, but primarily because it gives me the chance to talk with readers (both new readers and old) in an interactive forum. These classes are designed not only to give readers access to authors, but to facilitate a deeper dive into material that is potentially transformational.