So, brothers and sisters, followers of The Way, children of the Living God - are we going to be just like everyone else? Or, are we going to follow Jesus when it comes to how we face evil, speak truth to power, and take the light of the Good News into every place we possibly can?
The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. – John 10:10 I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of. – John 10:10 (The Message) Looking back, my past few posts have…
I understand that growth is a natural process, and that part of the definition of life necessarily involves change, but sometimes I'm blown away by how dramatic biology is when it runs rampant in the garden and beyond.
The marriage feast is a lot like the kingdom of God. There is generosity, lavish celebration, wide open arms, welcome, faithfulness, commitment, renewal of hope, and promise for the future - all brought together in the context of extravagant love.
Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city. On either side of the river is the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, producing its fruit each…
Today I'm considering the lilies in my field, I'm hugging the dog who never worries about a thing, and I'm thanking God for all the amazing blessings of a life rooted in grace, mercy, promise, and love
do not be deceived. The history of violence is a sad, circular story with no end. The history of love is a beautiful story laden with hope, with promise, and with redemption.