Giving It up for Lent

Posted by on 9 Apr 2014 in Theology | 0 comments

Giving It up for Lent

Growing up we really never talked about this thing called “Lent.” I heard about it, mainly from Catholic kids at school who had to eat fish on Fridays and came to school with these ash smudges on their foreheads. Giving up something for Lent is a common practice in some churches, but it wasn’t in mine.

read more

Why Do Christians Fast?

Posted by on 3 Apr 2014 in Theology | 0 comments

Why Do Christians Fast?

The spiritual practice of giving up something for a specific time or purpose is called fasting. Fasting is something Christians do to focus on prayer and contemplation.

read more

Take an Umbrella, But Go

Posted by on 31 Mar 2014 in Personal, Theology | 0 comments

Take an Umbrella, But Go

Sometimes we wait too long to start. We wait for the perfect moment, for the rain to stop, for the stars to align, for everything to be perfect. But sometimes we need to just go. Take an umbrella, but go.

read more

I’m a Family Now

Posted by on 19 Mar 2014 in Personal | 0 comments

I’m a Family Now

So there we were at our favorite local burrito place the other night, and I was noticing how many kids and families were there. I was eating my burrito, noticing it all, and I began to feel a little out of place… And it suddenly hit me – I’m a family now.

read more

Prioritize Your Activities to Stay Focused

Posted by on 10 Mar 2014 in Personal | 0 comments

Prioritize Your Activities to Stay Focused

How do you stay focused on getting the thing done that you need to get done? Try using a prioritized to-do list to filter your more important tasks.

read more

75 Years of Blessing

Posted by on 28 Feb 2014 in Personal | 0 comments

75 Years of Blessing

I recently saw an interview of a couple celebrating 75 years of marriage. They were asked what was the secret to their marriage. Their answer may surprise you, depending on your point of view.

read more

Actions, Not Words, Reveal the Heart

Posted by on 19 Feb 2014 in Theology | 0 comments

Actions, Not Words, Reveal the Heart

Jesus is not about flowery words. He’s about the status of one’s heart. He’s about the actions of our lives that spring from our hearts.

read more

And Now I Can’t Get That Song Out Of My Head

Posted by on 10 Feb 2014 in Personal | 0 comments

And Now I Can’t Get That Song Out Of My Head

So we went to this 80s party, and now I have this Michael Jackson song stuck in my head that I haven’t heard in who knows how many years. Every time my mind quiets down here comes this song again. I can’t get it out of my head. I know you’ve all experienced that, right?

read more

Love Covers

Posted by on 6 Feb 2014 in Theology | 0 comments

Love Covers

Jesus didn’t need to say to the woman, “Your sins are forgiven.” They already had been. Her great love was the evidence of the great forgiveness she’d already received.

read more

Does God Have a Plan for my Life?

Posted by on 30 Jan 2014 in Theology | 0 comments

Does God Have a Plan for my Life?

Sometimes people equate, “God has a plan for your life,” with, “everything that happens in your life is according to God’s plan.” I think that’s a mistake.

read more

How Does God Answer Prayer?

Posted by on 23 Jan 2014 in Theology | 0 comments

How Does God Answer Prayer?

As Christians we all believe that God hears us when we pray, but we may not all agree on how he answers.

read more

A Simpler Life

Posted by on 17 Jan 2014 in Personal | 1 comment

A Simpler Life

Life keeps on moving. Our daughter’s crawling all over now, picking up every little thing from the floor. And we’ve been talking about what it means to live a simple life.

read more

Like a Man Who Went on a Long Journey

Posted by on 8 Jan 2014 in Theology | 0 comments

Like a Man Who Went on a Long Journey

Jesus tells the parable of a man on a long journey. He leaves the management of his vineyards to others who begin to think it all belongs to them… But he is delaying his judgment, because he wants us to repent. To me that’s good news.

read more

A New Day And A New Dream

Posted by on 6 Jan 2014 in Personal | 0 comments

A New Day And A New Dream

Our past shapes our future, but doesn’t define our future. The undiscovered country lies before us. Declarations for 2014.

read more

The Blog in Review – 2013

Posted by on 31 Dec 2013 in Personal | 2 comments

The Blog in Review – 2013

Looking back at the year 2013, I highlight some of my best entries, and milestones for my blog.

read more