Deflated

Deflated

Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God! Working with people in the context of a local church is hard. I don’t think I have to explain it. If you’ve done anything with people, you’ll know that people sometimes suck. Some people intentionally...
The Wisdom of God

The Wisdom of God

1st Corinthians 1:18-25 (NRSV) For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.  For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will...
The One Who Cares

The One Who Cares

Mark 4:35-41 NLT  As evening came, Jesus said to his disciples, “Let’s cross to the other side of the lake.” So they took Jesus in the boat and started out, leaving the crowds behind (although other boats followed). But soon a fierce storm came up. High waves were...
Joy

Joy

John 15:11 NLT I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow! So last week, I skipped over this Advent theme of “joy.” I’m not one of those people that forces myself to speak on something if...
Love

Love

John 15:9 I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love. Continuing on with Advent, I know that I skipped “Joy.” I have to be honest with you; I’m not there. I’ll probably get there by the time December 25th comes around,...
Hope

Hope

Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. It’s now the beginning of Advent. This is the time of the year where we spend a month preparing ourselves for one day. People sometimes complain about others that...