Burdens seem heavy and overbearing, like a ton of bricks on our shoulders. Although often invisible to the outside world, they weigh us down. And interestingly, in the long-haul of a far-reaching pandemic, I️ would say this is how many of us feel right now. WE.ARE.TIRED. A GREAT INVITATION With the daily barrage of bad… Continue reading
Mark 1 As you read the Gospel of Mark, it sounds much like the nightly news. The camera spans quickly covering highlights, providing a grand overview. Why, within the very first chapter, we jump from John the Baptist to the inauguration of Jesus’ ministry (baptism, wilderness escapade, the call of the first disciples) and proceed… Continue reading
Ephesians 1 We need to remind ourselves of the message of the Gospel because it stirs our heart affections to serve Jesus with all of our heart, soul, strength, and might. When we do, we stand in awe of who He is and what He has done. No longer do the cares of this world… Continue reading
Today, during our 40-days of Lent study, I️ am going to challenge you. What are you grateful for? Nowadays, it would be easy to sit-back, point-fingers, mumble and complain. When the going gets tough, we tend to get gripey. Our earth-bound, fleshy nature clings to the cup half-empty point of view. Expressing gratitude in Scripture… Continue reading
What do we do when everything isn’t okay? How do we respond when life is hard? This morning I spoke to a friend who lost her job out of the blue, leaving her in a state of confusion. A few hours later, another friend called sharing concern over a nodule that was discovered during her… Continue reading
And here’s where this crazy, mixed-up story takes a twisted turn to you. I know some of you out there are on some kind of journey.