Repent?

Do you ever feel like you’re the only bird on the wire that’s upside down? Things aren’t going your way? It’s funny how we sometimes think repentance means not getting to do what we enjoy. I like the explanation of “repentance” on patheos.com: The Greek word for repent in the New Testament is “metanoeo” which… Read More Repent?

Obedience

Then they sailed to the country of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee. Jesus then asked him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Legion,” for many demons had entered him. And they begged him not to command them to depart into the abyss. Now a large herd of pigs was feeding there on the… Read More Obedience

Respect The Boundaries

As the saying goes, “You can pick your friends. You can pick your nose. But you can’t pick your friend’s nose.” It’s a boundary issue, apparently. Boundaries are everywhere. Doors. Locks. Red lights. That miniature arm rest between airplane seats. Deadlines for filing taxes, completing work projects, applying for loans. Sales with “limit 2 per customer”.… Read More Respect The Boundaries

Blessed

We mourn the loss of possessions, youth, vitality, money, relationships, status, power, jobs. We mourn the loss of our idols. We would be rightly judged as embracing “loss prevention”. We eventually struggle with the final loss of death. In a recent message, my pastor described death as “the vehicle that takes you to God”. Death… Read More Blessed

Remembered

My company has experienced tumultuous times over the last couple of years. Our department has diminished to a handful of hard-working employees. In the last few months we lost two long-time and heavily-invested people who were once deemed critical to the company’s success. There was fear that one of these individuals might leave the company:… Read More Remembered

Hard Day

I had a really hard day. And I didn’t do some things I’ve been taught to do on days like this. I didn’t call my closest friends. I didn’t journal. I didn’t pull up a Bible app on my phone and read from Psalms. I didn’t find a quiet place to meditate with my Jesus.… Read More Hard Day