Dead but so Alive

The freeing contradiction of the Good News proclaimed by Jesus through both His works and words. We DIE so we can LIVE. We DIE to our right to be the center of our little kingdom called “ME” (the world with me at the center).  We come fully ALIVE in the ever expanding Kingdom called “HE” […]

eMOTION…

Love this quote from Curt Thompson’s book entitled “The Anatomy of the Soul.” “The origin of our word EMOTION is grounded in the idea of e-motion, or preparing for MOTION. That is why the phenomenon of EMOTION is deeply tied to ONGOING ACTION or MOVEMENT. We cannot separate what we FEEL from what we DO.” […]

Stop being a fundamentalist…

I was talking to one of the guys here in our office. We were talking about what it means to be a fundamentalist. I’m still not sure I know what the word means. I think it has to do with being so sure you know what you believe you can’t see, or maybe refuse, to […]

The Sabbath Rest

“Again he entered the synagogue, and a man was there with a withered hand. And they watched Jesus, to see whether he would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse him. And he said to the man with the withered hand, “Come here.” And he said to them, “Is it lawful on […]

The Man Who Had Been

Mark 5:1-20 | They came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gerasenes. 2 And when Jesus had stepped out of the boat, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit. 3 He lived among the tombs. And no one could bind him anymore, […]

The Sabbath…

“Again he entered the synagogue, and a man was there with a withered hand. And they watched Jesus, to see whether he would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse him. And he said to the man with the withered hand, “Come here.” And he said to them, “Is it lawful on […]

Can you be sure of anything?

Whenever I have a conversation about God or anything spiritual, at some point I ask a question something like this, “How can I be sure?” The short answer is I can’t be sure but I can trust and trust I will…in something or someone. The thing or the person in whom I have placed my […]

The year I caught an edge.

In 2015, Beth and I were spending the week end with friends. We were out on a boat with a wakeboard. I knew how to get up on a water ski but had never gotten up on a wakeboarded. However, in my mind I could imagine myself doing it and so I tried. And guess […]