let’s not waste this opportunity to live!

 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 been fairly heavy. Important, yes, and always pointing to light, … Continue reading let’s not waste this opportunity to live!

Don’t Shove Jesus Back in the Tomb! (Just Say No to Your pre-Resurrection Life)

And the crowds who – for a moment – came so close to it all drift away from this amazing invitation to become resurrection people. Yet still, curious, they wonder why this empty feeling gnaws away at their souls? Continue reading Don’t Shove Jesus Back in the Tomb! (Just Say No to Your pre-Resurrection Life)

when death and resurrection are essentially the same idea

I thought about my friend Sandee, who would pass peacefully into her own sunset a little over an hour later (probably around sundown in Minnesota), and I thanked God for the continuous witness to the resurrection that we enjoy every single day. Continue reading when death and resurrection are essentially the same idea

We belong to the day!

All of you are children of light and children of the day. We don’t belong to night or darkness. So then, let’s not sleep like the others, but let’s stay awake and stay sober. People who sleep sleep at night, and people who get drunk get drunk at night. Since we belong to the day, let’s stay sober, wearing faithfulness and love as a piece of armor … Continue reading We belong to the day!

It’s Sunday morning: do this –

Sunday Morning: do this – We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. – Romans 8:28 Saturday was full with our awesome grandchildren (up to our eyeballs in love and fun), so I didn’t get a chance to post a single word of writing. I’ll likely have something to share about that tomorrow … Continue reading It’s Sunday morning: do this –

breathing new life into old structures (kind of like God is with the church)

Behold, I am doing a new thing;     now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness     and rivers in the desert. – Isaiah 43:19 Rebekah and I are finishing off the final few days of our vacation here in Richmond with Naomi, Craig, and the grandchildren. But we left Washington in style, returning to the splendidly engaging … Continue reading breathing new life into old structures (kind of like God is with the church)