Knowing God

I have reached a point in my life where I am really not interested in theology. I don’t want to know what scholars or preachers think about God, I want to know God.  Faith for me has become less and less intellectual and more experiential. Life and faith are not meant to be endless struggleContinue reading “Knowing God”

Standing at the Precipice

I haven’t been speaking directly to the global pandemic or the racial unrest here in the U.S. very much over the last few months.  I have been trying to choose topics that might give you quotes and tools to deal with what is going on “out there” right now.  I was waiting, hoping things wouldContinue reading “Standing at the Precipice”

So what have you learned?

We know that many are still dealing with the virus and we will be living with the aftermath of this for some time to come.  The immensity of the loss of life, jobs, homes, and financial security has not quite hit most of us yet.  There will be much grieving for some time .  ButContinue reading “So what have you learned?”

An ever present help

God is our refuge and strength,     an ever-present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way     and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, 3 though its waters roar and foam     and the mountains quake with their surging.   [c]—Psalm 46:1-3 The Bible, NIV, accessed through Bible Gateway.com  

Living Through Uncertainty

The COVID pandemic has certainly shown us how quickly our world can be turned upside down, hasn’t it?  Things change from week to week, day to day and sometimes hour to hour.  I watched as churches announced online on Friday that they would still be holding services only to find themselves scrambling on Saturday toContinue reading “Living Through Uncertainty”

Choices

Choices.  Which one is the best?  Which one do I want?  Just choose one.  I want both — don’t make me choose one.  I don’t want either — don’t make me choose one.  Sound familiar? These are the kind of thoughts we have all had while trying to make choices. While we all enjoy havingContinue reading “Choices”

To Follow Jesus…

“Those who aren’t following Jesus aren’t his followers. Its that simple. Followers follow, and those who don’t follow aren’t followers. To follow Jesus means to follow Jesus into a society where justice rules, where love shapes everything. To follow Jesus means to take up his dream and work for it..”  — Scot McKnight For moreContinue reading “To Follow Jesus…”

Peace in the Storm

“Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. 24 Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. 25 The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” 26 He replied, “You of little faith,Continue reading “Peace in the Storm”