“New” can bring on a sense of joy. “New” can bring on a sense of anxiety. Whatever emotion is elicited, the thing about “new” is that it fades.
Whether we realize it or not, too many of us have an underlying “Santa” understanding of God.
What if we spend the entire season of Advent in one activity or another with no time spent actually preparing our hearts for Jesus?
It is amazing that a simple act of children decorating rocks can connect the children to people and the purpose of being invitational for our church.
No matter how intentional or serious I want to be, there’s a part of me that is afraid I’ll sound like Joe Walsh singing “Life’s Been Good” because for all that I have, I know there are so many more who have not.
Who among us hasn’t asked the question, “How did I get here?” THIS is how it happens – in increments so small we barely notice.
…as decision time nears, I would ask us to think about what reel we will insert in the View-Master slot of our minds as we make our decisions about who will become our elected leaders.
When he testified about what God had done for him you would have thought he was the richest, happiest person that ever lived.
But the glow from the balloons was not the only show we got to see that night – just as the balloons filled with hot air and warm light, the sky behind us lit up with streaks of bright lightning as dark clouds gathered.
Matthew 6:25-34 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in…
At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of Heaven and Earth, because your have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children.” -Luke 10:21
I wrestled with the fact that I had longed for years to sit in these seats at the these elite tables in my profession and now that I was here, all I could think of was returning to my work with children.