I stumbled upon Leanne Goebel like a hidden book in an old bookstore. I was hanging a picture in my office, one that I loved but that had been residing in our waiting room. My suite mate decided to take it down and put a different picture up over the coffee machine, and the lowly… Continue reading The Unknown artist
I have seen marriages restored I have seen death turn to life I have seen people risen from the dead I have seen miracles and signs and wonders I have seen hearts changed I have seen lives changed I have seen the glory of God I have seen His hand in everything I have seen… Continue reading A libation, a liberation
This is what is meant by following Christ. In this way, disregarding earthly gains, Matthew attached himself to the band of followers of One who had no riches. For the Lord himself, who outwardly called Matthew by a word, inwardly bestowed upon him the gift of an invisible impulse so that he was able to… Continue reading Let Go
This idea of fasting is daunting. It’s a mix between looking forward to ridding ourselves of the ties that bind and being afraid of letting go of what we hold on to the most. When He is with us, we don’t feel the need to fast, but when He is away from us, the urge… Continue reading Don’t give up chocolate for Lent
If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten- Who knows I like most people thought this quote was attributable to the motivational speaker Tony Robbins. I couldn’t understand why Jesus was whispering it in my ear today because what the heck self-help guru is going to help me? The whispers… Continue reading Tony Robbins or Jesus?
It took a man dying to wake me up… I wasn’t prepared. Kinda like that whole virgins with the oil parable, or the thief, or keeping watch. God seems to run fire alarm drills. I have lived life using checklists, it’s what I do. A check here, a check there and my assignment is complete. It’s not… Continue reading The First and Third Sunday
“The matter is quite simple. The bible is very easy to understand. But we Christians are a bunch of scheming swindlers. We pretend to be unable to understand it because we know very well that the minute we understand, we are obliged to act accordingly. Take any words in the New Testament and forget everything… Continue reading The quote that wrecked my life
A day of reflection. A time taken away to devote our minds and hearts to God. It sounded like a good idea for me, and in some ways it was… there are no coincidences in God’s kingdom. But the day of reflection, presented and planned with a lunch to boot felt more forced than supernatural.… Continue reading The Christian Minimalist
It’s been a horrible week for me. The kids were off for Christmas break and the school district decided to forget about Jesus when making the schedule. This week was filled with down time, no holidays and no place to run. The kids were inpatient, fighting and regressing from their lack of a schedule. I… Continue reading Maybe we should stop asking what’s best for our children
When I was saved He took nothing away other than my personal blindness. And He brought me so much richness of living. Why should I now think He wants to teach me a lesson, take it all away, make me live in darkness, live away from the Light? Paul- Growing with God, How did I… Continue reading Should I stay or should I go?