Years ago a friend told me that he was sad because he didn’t know his life’s purpose. For some reason, I had never thought about that concept before. And so, because I didn’t know how to take what he was saying seriously, I insensitively reacted with laughter. This upset him, which only made me laugh … More Transforming Purpose
Today in the Men’s Breakfast I lead we talked about our career paths and what led us to our church. In the course of the conversation we talked about the “Invisible Hand” that in retrospect seemed to be leading us even when we were cluelessly making decisions or trusting our gut. For some of us … More Is Destiny Written or What?
As the cast stood in the line preparing to enter the sanctuary, I could almost feel myself getting younger and the space getting narrower. Was it getting darker or was it just me? Where did that spotlight come from? Why am I so warm? I guess that’s what happens when you time travel and that … More Singing Down the Road to Redemption
Dear Love Ones, Today I was fortunate enough to be blessed by words that I had written over a year and a half ago. As I am writing this, I am in a situation where I have to “walk by faith and not by sight.” When I look at the world through the filter of … More Your Words Will Come Back To Bless You
Who in life knows what is to come? Even when walking a path blazed by others who have come before you, there you might find unexpected obstacles. Surrounded on every side, though you remain on the path, the surrounding forest can be a hiding place for would be attacker or a temptation to explore. Who … More Lead Me Down the Path
John said to him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.” But Jesus said, “Do not stop him; for no one who does a deed of power in my name will be able soon afterward to speak evil of me. … More Who Does Jesus Belong To?
Recently I have been having a difficult time because everyone knows that I am about to graduate from seminary and they keep asking me what I am going to do when I graduate. No one wants to hear the truth, which is that I don’t know. They are asking me about a future that I … More The Future Is Full of Problems
Have you ever opened your mouth only to quickly realize that you are choking on your own toes? Well I did that the other day and it was great. Obviously it was in retrospect that I realized the greatness that I am talking about–a greatness that only comes with an acceptance of God’s grace. I … More Even the Darkness Shines
Have you ever told yourself how you would be a certain way if conditions were different? “If I had this money, I’d be…” If I grew up with this kind of family, I’d be…” Yadda yadda yadda and the list goes on. You know how it is. We do it all the time. And if … More Unconditional You
This post is a little more personal than my other posts, but I thought it was worth sharing because for the past several weeks I have been having a difficult time reconciling my past with my present. It started when my Systematic Theology professor gave us an assignment to name our biggest influence on our … More We Are Worthy! A Theology of Liberation