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five on Friday

“Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.” Ephesians 5 v 1-2 1 Don’t be defined by what you’re against: its about embracing Jesus! 2 A great summary of […]

rest?

Might seem highly unlikely…..for Christmas isnt’ just busy but exhausting. Here’s five tips that will help you to stay sane and to enjoy the Christmas season. From a seasonal mailing bulletin: here’s the fuller resource. Tip 1: Remember to enjoy the message of Christmas personally. see Luke 2 v 19 for more… Tip 2: Remember that it’s […]

twitching…

Being present, and being still, is a serious challenge. It’s never more challenging to hold our ears to God in a bombarding culture. We can twitch more than think. We can consume more than consider. It’s a uniquely distinct time in which we’re to navigate what it might look like to be in this world, but […]

five on Friday

“Theology may perhaps be defined as the discipline by which the Church, carefully and with full knowledge of the risk, translates biblical faith into the non-biblical language of another age.” G. Ernest Wright 1 You know it, right…..the liturgy of coffee. That after church thing. 2 Apprentice’s really insightful summary of nine ways we fail […]

questions

They are so often the pathway to life. Questions are the very best challenge whether on the giving or receiving end. Great questions create pathways and new life. Whether with friends, mentors or my spiritual director, I’m blessed by these. And I love to push out questions for those I get to serve. Yes, life is filled with […]

discoveries

Here’s some new finds I’m enjoying this week…… John 15 again and again, with Richard’s brilliant new blog arrival: Seasoned with Grace. Kester Brewin’s free-access provocative new book, Mutiny Jon Thurlow’s IHOP infused worship sounds: a bunch of tracks here Time-use and productivity, in a new landscape. A few articles worth a look. Creative goodness […]

one thing*

“Father in Heaven, What are we without You? What is all that we know, vast accumulation though it be, but a chipped fragment if we do not know You! What is all our striving, could it ever encompass a world, but a half-finished work if we do not know You: You the One, who is […]

is Jesus enough….?

I’m troubled by this question….. Am I more interested in changing the world or loving Jesus?  “Today we have substituted doctrinal belief for personal belief, and that is why so many people are devoted to causes and so few are devoted to Jesus Christ. People do not really want to be devoted to Jesus, but […]

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