There are birthdays, baptisms, graduations, weddings, baby showers, parties, conferences and funerals. We all have events in our lives that are important. At each of these events we find people, some we know well and others we will come to know. We share time, memories, food, and drinks. A few Sundays ago was youth takeover [...]
How do you see God?
There was a time when I looked at the sky and wondered where something so beautiful came from. I laid down on a royal green carpet of grass containing every imaginable thing made from sand, rocks, sticks, leaves and pine needles. The warm air filled my body and shifted my locks under the swaying pine trees [...]
We all build altars to a god. Which one is your alter for? Exodus 20:22-24 And the Lord said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel: You saw for yourselves that I spoke to you from heaven. Remember, you must not make any idols of silver or gold to rival me. “Build for me an altar made of earth, and offer your sacrifices to me—your burnt offerings and peace offerings, your sheep and goats, and your cattle. Build my altar wherever I cause my name to be remembered, and I will come to you and bless you.
It was well after midnight. As I laid in bed, I just couldn't calm my mind. Maybe it was the fact that I had 4 cups of coffee in the morning instead of my regular two. I should be tired after having stayed up until 2:30am the night before and driving home from our family [...]
On Monday night while traveling on a business trip I decided to take advantage of the hotel mixer. I had no intention of shutting the place down, but I stopped to talk with another hotel guest and he began to share his story with me. He lives with his sister and her two children. A [...]
Priorities, busyness, and the spiritual dimension of taking on others burdens
An alabaster jar was once used to hold expensive perfumes. The jars were made with a long neck and designed to be broken to use the contents and were ideal for perfume because they kept the contents from spoiling. There are a couple instances in the New Testament where a woman (or women) anointed Jesus with [...]
There were a few moments during my mission trip to Guatemala that I would consider personal discovery moments. Even before the trip, God was weighing on my heart about some things in my life that needed to change. The first really core shaking moment was when one of my teammates was working on restoring the toilets [...]
It was time for us to begin the VBS program with the children of El Zapatillo. Each of us was recognized by name and invited to come to the front .. stadium style. Then we had a time of music and they brought Rosa up to sing and lead the worship. Afterwards we did a [...]