After all the excitement of Summer it’s kind of nice to experience an ordinary weekend. You know, the kind that involves men’s Bible-study Saturday morning, work in the garden for a few hours, a quiet evening at home, then Sunday… Read More ›
being a Christian doesn’t give us a free pass but instead means that we get to participate in God’s initiatives of grace, and healing, and mercy, and restoration,
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.
“Don’t hold back!” my grandchildren are saying. “Don’t hold back!” I was saying to the Tuckahoe Presbyterians. “Don’t hold back! Jesus is reminding me, “live like you mean it.”
What would you risk for Jesus? How abundantly do you want to live? Come on, what are you waiting for?
We are not designed to live genteel, unscathed, comfortable lives. Living at it’s best leaves us muddied, bloodied, and satisfied. By the time we’re done, we should be – at least figuratively – breathless.
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.