If there is anything this world needs a lot more of right now, it is committed followers of Jesus living love out loud – disciples who tell the truth about the Gospel simply by the way that they live.
if you’re one of those folk who doesn’t show up very often – if at all – I’d like you to consider the following ten thoughts about showing up at a place of public worship.
It is an absolutely beautiful Sunday morning here in Wake Forest. The sun is shining, the snow is glistening white, and the temperature (14-degrees when I walked the dog) is a bracing 18! The neighborhood has turned into one solid sheet of ice, topped with a couple of inches of powdery snow.
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 … Continue Reading It’s Sunday morning: do this –
heading into worship is an intentional statement that I am purposefully aligning myself with the sacred rhythms of a balanced, spiritually attuned, life.
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and do not forget all his benefits— who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the Pit, who crowns you with … Continue Reading bless the Lord, O my soul!
NOTE: Thursday evening’s post – Same-sex unions and the church: are we even asking the right questions? – has garnered 3,000-plus views over the past 48-hours. Hopefully I can serve as a helpful resource for those who want to think seriously and non-judgmentally about difficult issues – DEREK It’s Sunday morning again, … Continue Reading the moment we take our eyes off Jesus we lose our way
(Follow-up to yesterday’s garden post) Saturday early evening, walking around the MaulHall garden in the cool evening breeze, I finally caught a vision of what might be (once we do a phenomenal amount of hard work). It’s interesting how it goes. Rebekah has the ability to stand somewhere, anywhere – in … Continue Reading making our move into the possible
My publisher is always telling me I need to be “cutting edge” in my use of social media. That’s how I got into blogging, and I appreciate the nudge Upper Room Books gave me to get my “on-line journal” going. It’s also why I’m on facebook. Again, I’m glad I’m … Continue Reading Social Media – “Church As It Happens”