I write this not as a sadness but of a thankfulness. Thankful for the words I’ve been able to write here, for the connections I made, for the thoughts you-all allowed me to share, and the space this gave. So thank you. With that said, this blog/podcast will be removed come the end of January 2023. Why? Well, I firmly believe there are things and … Continue reading The Final…
Good morning! I pray this finds you well. After going back and forth on what to do with this blog – I have decided to take a break and see if coming back to it (with blogs and with podcasts) is really something that is beneficial and worth the amount of time and effort it takes – as well as to see if the passion … Continue reading Taking a Break
In today’s podcast we’ll look at the parable Jesus gives at one of his last interactions with all the high-ups of Israel. It’s an interaction that was intentional as it propels Jesus to the cross as his story, his very words, will add fuel to the already flaming fire Continue reading Mark 11:27-12:12 An Intentional Meeting
In this podcast we look at a fig tree and the temple – two things that were not functioning as they should…two things that Jesus uses as a challenge for the people of God. Continue reading Mark 11:12-26 Understanding Function
What name were you given as a child? Does it have significant meaning? What about negative names you were given on the playground – or even negative names you give YOURSELF?
In today’s podcast we’re going to look at this interaction between Bartimaeus and Jesus – and as we look into this text we’ll not only see the many names that are thrown out there – but we’ll see that the names, given to Jesus, meant something to Bartimaeus…and they should mean something to us too. Continue reading Mark 10:46-52 “_____, what do you want me to do for you?”
As Christians we struggle with the ways of heaven, the ways of the kingdom-come with the ways of this world and the voice it has. And we all know it…but we aren’t alone as scripture is full of people who are the same as us. In this podcast we’re going to look at 3 different voices and not only see how times haven’t changed – but just how glorious our God is. Continue reading Mark 10:13-45 Radical Grace: Flipping the World on its Head
In a world where people lie and try to get their own ways and move in their own directions…in a world vying for your attention and your support, being people who “listen” to voices and can be swayed by them – what do we do? Who do we trust?
You and I are like sponges – we always have been. And this can be a good thing or a bad thing as voices from all over affect, and effect, us. So what do we do? Where do we go? THAT’S what we’re looking at from the perspective of David in Psalm 62 today. Continue reading Psalm 62: A Psalm of Deep Trust
Have you ever seen those movies where time stands still all around a couple that are engaged in conversation? I picture that happening in our text today when Jesus says, “Mary.” It’s a powerful moment that reminds us of why Christ came – and it’s the subject of our podcast on this Easter morning. Continue reading John 20:1-18 Taking A Moment…
Why was the cross necessary…and was it something that God just randomly said he would do? In this mini podcast we’ll briefly listen to why this moment came to be and the work that it did. Continue reading John 12:20-36 The Predicted, and Necessary, Moment: The Cross
What all do you picture on Palm Sunday as Jesus came riding in with that massive crowd? In this podcast we’re going to look at a few of the groups that were present as well as their hope/intention in this moment…and then we’ll take a look at what really struck me about Jesus. Continue reading John 12:9-19 The Triumphal Entry of Jesus