No Jerks for Jesus

I recently read a tweet which said, “Being a jerk to everyone you think is wrong about stuff is not a mark of orthodoxy or courage but of arrogance and fear.  The saints used to […]

A Wonderful Prayer

I wanted to share a prayer of Ignatius of Loyola for this blog. There are significant theological depths in this prayer which are worth reflecting on. Meditating on this prayer reminds me that all I […]

God enfold us!

I read this blessing a Vineyard pastor I know used on Sunday.   It is great idea to turn it into prayer. “God, enfold me. God, surround me. I invite you into my speaking, thinking etc.” […]

Rest.

This has been a difficult season full of ups and downs. Not necessarily mine in this season but in walking through life with others.    Yesterday, I rested. I abstained from pretty much everything. I […]

All That Jazz

Ephesians 2:10 Says, “10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Have you noticed how different and unique people are?  One […]

Loss

This has been a rough season.  We have had a few church members die of COVID-19 and many in the hospital.  I get uneasy now anytime I hear someone has gone to the hospital.  I […]

God is not a God of Disorder, but of Peace.  ICor. 14:33A

We have all witnessed things lately in our country which do not seem at all peaceful or helpful.  It saddens me.  I have been so disappointed that my kids are seeing such dysfunction in our […]

Enjoy the Change!

Have you ever heard that phrase?  Some people try to avoid change.  Now that I’m a bit older, I’m thinking we better get used to it.  The only constant in our world (besides Jesus) seems […]

Words of Hope

As 2020 is winding down, I wanted to share some words of St. Francis of Assisi.  I think they are especially powerful for Christians right now.  Our country feels  more divided and we all need […]

Enjoying the Season…

“…Rejoice. And again, I say, “Rejoice!…” (Phil 4:4) Thankfulness is an important trait to build into your family — especially at the Christmas season. While the holidays provide most of us with plenty of stress […]