Praying Scripture – 10/30/2019

Sometimes life doesn't make sense. Sometimes we don't understand why God has allowed something to happen. Sometimes it's our everyday circumstances that trip us up in our walk with God. Sometimes it's the big theological questions that bring us up short. At times like this, I return again and again to Isaiah: 8 “For my thoughts … Continue reading Praying Scripture – 10/30/2019

How To Respond When Community Seems Impossible

Reach out to those people that haven’t been around in a while. Don’t just show up for them when it’s convenient. Show up when you are able. Reaching out to those who are struggling is often inconvenient. Sometimes it’s downright difficult and painful. But sometimes loving our neighbor means showing up when they can’t.

Why Community Matters in the In Between Places

When we are suffering—or even just struggling—we are not to do it alone. We celebrate together. We mourn together. We struggle together. We emerge from the wilderness surrounded by those who've helped carry our burdens. And through it all, we help others carry theirs too.

Praying Scripture – 10/16/2019

With all the discord in the world around us and even within the church, I am reminded more and more of how Jesus says the world will know those who follow Him: By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. John 13:35 Will you join me in praying … Continue reading Praying Scripture – 10/16/2019

Is God Calling You to Embrace Change?

Just as our human relationships change, our relationships with God grow. Our knowledge of and experience of life with Him deepen. And sometimes God calls us to stop trying to put our relationship with Him in a box and embrace change.

Praying Scripture – 10/9/2019

This week I am ever so conscious that I need God to illumine His word and to transform my heart. Teach me your way, Lord,    that I may rely on your faithfulness;give me an undivided heart,    that I may fear your name. Psalm 86:11 NIV Will you join me in praying this verse for each of us … Continue reading Praying Scripture – 10/9/2019