Then Jesus said to him, “Put your sword back into its place; for all who take the sword will perish by the sword. Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me more than twelve legions of angels? But how then would the scriptures be fulfilled, which say it…
We need to so soak this land in the rich witness of love and light, the kind of applied grace spills all over everyone. Through you, and through me. A thousand small decisions at a time.
The environment is a huge piece of the complex puzzle that contributes to making us whole people. In Romans 8 Paul points out how the entire created order is waiting for us (people) to "get it" to the extent that redemption is our way of life
So here are a few photos of Scout. She's very tired but looking fine for an aging Labradoodle. I'll keep you posted on how she's doing. Such a good dog...
This is how we should be. United when it comes to pointing the way to Jesus, but diverse in terms of so many of the details,
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.
This is what living in community is supposed to be. The simple celebration of life together. Enjoying what we have in common.
Reformation change is never in opposition to God's fundamental purposes but to infuse new life, to de-institutionalize faith, to bring our witness up-to-date, to recalibrate our journey.
I know that all three reformers felt not only welcome in worship at WFPC, but very pleased to see the passion for following Jesus that defines us as a body of believers.
The church’s one Foundation is Jesus Christ her Lord; she is His new creation, by water and the Word; from heav’n He came and sought her to be His holy bride; with His own blood He bought her, and for her life He died. I’m not sure if the planning was deliberate, but the timing…