Life Staging

Life Staging  April 16, 2018 Verse for the Week:  Matthew 26:10; Aware of this, Jesus said to them, “Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me. Have you ever seen a play? One with a physical setting fit for the scene, and characters whose...

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A Collective Pursuit

A Collective Pursuit  April 9, 2018 Verse for the Week: Ephesians 4:2; “With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love” Picture: Jake and Emma early years. I think she knew before I did, and I’m his mother. Maybe she knew in the womb somehow, that...

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Precious Pain

Precious Pain  April 2, 2018 Verse for the Week: Isaiah 41:10; “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” Life is funny, isn’t it?...

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Unscripted

Unscripted  March 19, 2018 Verse for the Week: Hebrews 6:19, “This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary.” This week we are going to look at the Old Testament story of Ruth with a wide-angle lens, and...

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The Impact of Influence

The Impact of Influence March 12, 2018 Verse for the Week: Acts 1:8; “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” There is a buzzword...

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Connecting The Dots

Connecting The Dots  March 5, 2018 Verse for the Week: Proverbs 2:4-5; “If you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God” Proverbs is a powerful book. One that...

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The Cost of Conviction

The Cost of Conviction  February 26, 2018 Verse for the Week: Joshua 24:15; …choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve… Conviction. By definition, biblical conviction is a fixed belief derived from scripture that incites attitudes and actions. In the purest form, convictions are adopted to honor a holy...

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The Mystery of Suffering

The Mystery of Suffering  February 19, 2018 Verse for the Week: 2 Corinthians 12:9a; But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Weakness. If you are anything like me, you probably abhor weakness. And you probably spend an exorbitant...

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Be My Valentine

Be My Valentine  February 12, 2018 Verse for the Week: John 3:16; For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish but will have everlasting life. With Valentine’s Day this week, I thought we’d talk about love. Although...

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Ache of the Soul

Ache of the Soul  February 5, 2018 Verse for the Week: Proverbs 13:12; “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.” Have you ever been heartsick? It’s the worst kind of sickness. The feeling of loss that aches deep in your soul. Often,...

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