decaf faith

By |2014-09-17T10:04:32+00:00September 13th, 2014|church life, coaching, discipleship, faith, leadership, personal, theology|

‎”Say to God, ‘Father, I’m sick of being a common Christian. I’m sick of being only halfway. I want to know You.’”  A.W. Tozer My mornings see faith and coffee best together.....It leaves me momentarily stranded when people just drink hot water or herbal goodness. Regardless I am not sure why they go together. They probably don’t. I’ve had this phrase stuck in my head the past few days and I can’t get it out: decaffeinated Christianity. Thought of the day: Jesus came to save us from the disappointment of decaf Christianity.  He came to offer us the caffeinated kingdom – extra [...]

beauty, affliction & reward!

By |2012-06-13T19:13:23+00:00April 11th, 2013|church life, discipleship, faith, personal|

“Beauty and affliction are the only two things that can pierce our hearts.” Simone Weil As I've reflected on the landscape of Lent, it presents itself as open, empty, deserted. Traditional lenten observance, following Christ into the wilderness, emphasizes relinquishment. Following the One who emptied himself, we give up a familiar pleasure or comfort for forty days until Easter. Alcohol, chocolate and meat are meant to be on standby, but these days it might be Facebook, twitter or gaming. Maybe with less clutter we’ll detox a bit and have a few more moments reaching toward God in prayer, study and reflection. That [...]