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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Perspective on Thankfulness

“How can I repay the Lord for all of his goodness to me?” (Psalm 116:12) I read this in a devotional recently and thought I would pass it along. If you have never experienced battle, […]

Just Go

I teach aerobics at a local Jazzercise center. One of our favorite sayings is, “The hardest part of the workout is walking through our doors.” Because once you’ve made it through the door, it means […]

Do the Right Thing Anyway!

Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you full–pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount […]

With a Little Help From My Friends

“Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ.”   Gal. 6:2 It is interesting that Jesus trained his disciples to think of themselves as a community, not as individuals trying to […]