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 … Continue Reading what the church is supposed to do now #ElectionAftermath
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.
Because happiness isn’t what the world around us says it is! Don’t we get that by now? And pleasure is a cheap and inadequate substitute for joy… hasn’t that been our experience, time and again?
Prayer is not only the avenue to God’s heart, it draws us in. At least, that’s the promise and the potential. Drawn in to the heart of God.
One day as he saw the crowds gathering, Jesus went up on the mountainside and sat down. His disciples gathered around him, and he began to teach them: – Matthew 5 Mondays, for the next few weeks, I’d like to invite you to journey with my Sunday morning class as we … Continue Reading expectations – rather than, “meet then exceed,” Jesus turns them upside down
What a great Fathers’ Day! It had all the best features: family, friends, food, celebration, a powerful morning at church, serendipity all over the place. Far too much to cover in one post, but I’ll offer some highlights. First, Andrew and Alicia flew in to RDU Saturday evening. This was … Continue Reading life rocks! Dads’ Day at Maul-Hall is just another example!
Short post today because it’s already noon and I’m seriously pressed for time. This morning I headed to the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce to do a “community profile” story on one of their VP’s. We had a great conversation that ended up being as much about personal faith as … Continue Reading Visit your local Chamber of Promise…