God Loves You

God Loves You

Bedrock Truth If there is a single, fundamental truth that threads its way through the Scripture witness it is that God loves you (all the yous). Creation, Exodus, Return from Exile, Jesus, and the movement through the early church are all immersed in the abiding love...
We Are Powerful

We Are Powerful

Partisan Fights In the last generation it seems that virtually everything has devolved in partisan fighting. The partisan nature of the fighting isn’t only in the political sphere. It happens in the church. It happens in school board meetings. It happens in the online...
Speaking to the Storm

Speaking to the Storm

When Is Enough Enough? Grief. Deep sadness. Outrage. Frustration. As you reflect on the tragedies of the last 10 days, can you relate to any, or all, of these? I have been cycling through all these emotions. The more naïve part of my spirit cries out ‘how could this...
Understanding Takes Time

Understanding Takes Time

If ONly I’d Known… Have you ever had one of those moments when you had an epiphany, a moment of revelation, with information so clarifying that you recognize that what you learned in that moment would have been helpful if you’d known it before? I’m not...
Do You Recognize What You See?

Do You Recognize What You See?

Perspective Matters Take a look at the picture to the left…do you see an old woman, or do you see a young woman? This one of my favorite discussion starters on the topic of perspective. It can be an excellent object lesson in the truth that we all see things...