“That place of dissatisfaction, and of feeling like we don’t “fit in” is actually a holy realm! Because this isn’t God kingdom yet! We haven’t got there, there is much work to be done. So when our soul cries out for belonging, it is really the Spirit telling us to get to work—to fight for […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“Often in life when something bad or good or strange happens in our lives or to people we know, we want to look at the people and ask, “What did you do to deserve this?”…But the question we should be asking is what is God doing? How is God making God’s self be known?…We spend […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“So you might be still thinking in your heart and mind, I can’t do this. I am no Martin Luther King or Mother Theresa, I don’t have time to show up. I am just trying to get through the day, make ends meet and care for my family. I want to tell you two things. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“As people of faith let us not just be diligent seekers of knowledge. It is not enough that we know all the information, but we have to take the time to listen, absorb, ponder, imagine, and wonder. Stop thinking we know someone or something just because we know some of the information. We need to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“Our scripture this morning points to the fact if we stick to the people we are most comfortable with we will never follow Jesus into the life he calls us to. And I am not saying, you should follow the other kids jumping off the bridge, what I am saying is to live with integrity. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“Made no mistake our smartphones are not the only things that get us distracted, but we are also distracted by all the many demands in our everyday lives. Our waking moments are filled with stuff: from all the sports and school activities that take a big chunk of our time to chores like mowing our […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“Because conversations are awkward! We all know it but don’t say it. They are awkward because where do we look, what do we say, we stumble on our words, they stumble on their words, we end up repeating ourselves. But most of all it is slow moving, we want the information they have or the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“Sometimes we think we need to build walls around our community, that we have to be careful about who and what we let in, less we lose our own faith or become corrupted. I can understand this to a certain extent, but when we do that to our churches or faith communities, we have already […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“This is where we need to begin my friends, we need to open our eyes to the good and evil around us. How technology is both good and evil but not neutral. At the end of our Genesis text Eve blames it all on the snake. The snake tricked her into doing it. And that’s […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“It’s when we show up for a friend in need. It’s when we give of our time and resources to those in need. It’s when we serve and welcome people. It’s when we forgo our own comfort, to bring comfort to someone who is lonely or grieving. Faith means showing up and knowing God has […]Continue Reading... No Comments.