It’s Time!

Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, there is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: I think it is time.  Time to jump back into church life and community.  Time to serve.  Time […]

Pruning

I was reading Henri Nouwen the other day about pruning. Pruning means cutting, reshaping, removing what has diminished vitality in our lives. Nouwen said that grateful people learn to celebrate even amid life’s hard and […]

An Excellent podcast

I wanted to take the opportunity to share a podcast I’ve started listening to lately.  It is called Good Faith and is hosted by  David French and Curtis Chang.  I have found them to take […]

What goes in, eventually comes out.

How Are you on the inside? I often do a prayer practice called the Examen.  You can find various versions online.  I recently saw a short one which caught my eye.  It simply said this: […]

Love your Neighbor as Yourself

Philipians 2:3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.  NIV One of the things I love about Jesus is His humility and love of all people—to […]

Busy? or Better?

“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed–or only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” […]

Never trust a leader without a limp.

John Wimber, the late leader of the Vineyard movement used to say, “Never trust a leader without a limp.” Here is what I think that means. Hardship produces humility.  Those who have been broken or […]

What Will My Decision Be?

I recently read five questions to ask yourself when you are in the decision making process (by Andy Stanley) and wanted to share them with You! The Integrity Question:  Am I being honest with myself? […]

Daily Examen

St. Ignatius created something he called the “Daily Examen” many years ago, to create a “cleansing, thanking, and evaluating” time for each day.  It is a set of simple questions to help us see the […]

Life is hard, but God is Good!

Ever have one of those years?  Let’s make that two of those years.  The things going on around us (in my opinion) have made these last two years the most difficult to navigate that I […]