Many churches…come dangerously close to reducing Christianity to a commodity that can be packaged, marketed and sold. Instead of cultivating a deep, holistic discipleship that touches every aspect of our lives, we’ve confined the life of faith to Sunday mornings, where it can be kept safe and predictable, or to a “personal relationship with Christ” … Continue reading Fast and Slow
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”― Dr. Seuss It’s so easy to look my children and be sad because what once was is no longer all the while forgetting the joy of what is to come. Originally posted 2015-10-11 04:29:37.
“A little nonsense now and then, Is relished by the wisest of men.” ~Francis De Sales Originally posted 2015-10-05 05:25:34.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing you can do is keep your mind young. ~Mark Twain Originally posted 2015-09-30 04:49:10.
“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”― Robert Frost This is both the blessing and the curse… Originally posted 2015-09-19 04:44:01.
I’m so thankful for people that I can call friends. It makes a difference in life, it really does. Yesterday I was reminded of this three different times, in three different ways. We need friends…other people…fellow sojourners. “Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those … Continue reading Friends
Do I really have the permission to call the world around me my canvas? Do I have the freedom, the audacity, the creativity, and the imagination to wade in and create on that canvas? Or am I nothing more than a detached observer? [Paul Richardson, A Certain Risk, p. 109] During my first read through … Continue reading The World is My Canvas!
When I was younger (a young boy up into my early adulthood) I was terrified of speaking or singing in front of people. I could tell multiple stories of Christmas programs, school speeches, solos and other occasions where my knees shook and my voice quivered to the point where I could not finish a line or a song…
“…the Spirit of God beckons our souls to breathe in elegant simplicity. Even on pressure-fulled days, we must be free to pick up the pace or slow down. Free to stop and worship God for a few minutes…”
…give them food to eat. If they are thirsty, give them water to drink. You will heap burning coals of shame on their heads, and the LORD will reward you. [Proverbs 25:21-22]