I don’t consider myself to be a reckless person. Bungee jumping, parachuting, sky diving, roller coasters — all of these seem reckless to me. These are things I might participate in but all of them are steeped in risk. I know there are others who would not consider these to be risky activities. I agree …

As I listened to this song I was arrested by this lyric “…fully known and loved by you. You won’t let go no matter what I do. And it’s not one or the other – it’s all truth and ridiculous grace to be known, fully known and loved by you.” What does ridiculous grace mean …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.12.2020

One of the Pharisees asked Jesus to have dinner with him, so Jesus went to his home and sat down to eat.  When a certain immoral woman from that city heard he was eating there, she brought a beautiful alabaster jar filled with expensive perfume. Then she knelt behind him at his feet, weeping. Her tears …

Jesus went into the synagogue again and noticed a man with a deformed {right} hand. Since it was the Sabbath, Jesus’ enemies watched him closely. If he healed the man’s hand, they planned to accuse him of working on the Sabbath. Jesus said to the man with the deformed hand, “Come and stand in front of everyone.”  …

I am reading “The Road Back to You” by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile. It is a book on understanding the Enneagram and discovering your type. (The Enneagram is an ancient tool to understand personality types and how each one interacts with the world.) I just finished reading about Type 2 – the Helper. …

Jesus noticed the woman who endured physical infirmity for many years. He saw her, acknowledged her value and she was healed. Jesus does the exceptional all the time by noticing those who are notoriously overlooked — women, children, slaves, sinners, diseased — the outcasts of society. Jesus entered Jericho and made his way through the …

El-roi – the God who sees me. If Jesus expresses the very character of God, does he also see me? See individuals? As I pondered on this question, my mind was filled with instances where Jesus did see individuals. Sometimes he initiated contact, sometimes the individual reached out to Jesus. But without exception, Jesus saw …

January 6, 2018 marked the beginning of one of the greatest, most courageous adventures of my life. Dave worked from home beginning in mid-2016 and in the winter months of 2017, January to March, he traveled to Florida often. The second winter (2018), we decided to rent a house in Bradenton, Florida which allowed us …

I want to be seen. Not just out of the corner of someone’s eye or as an afterthought. I want to be seen! God sees us. Jesus sees us. How have you been seen? In preparation for this week, take the time to listen to this song by Nicole C. Mullins. Where do you need …

Jesus said others will know we are his disciples if we love one another. It isn’t if we attend church, build impressive structures, preach moving sermons, develop successful ministries or write inspirational blogs. Purely, it is if we love one another. Love for others was a marker of the early church; it attracted individuals even …