It’s hard not to think of the pandemic right now – but so much of my conversations with people is not only about the pandemic but the wake that will be left behind it both now and months and years to come. Will this change or this go back? Will we have to start over here or get creative here? And what’s really interesting is … Continue reading … WHO will we become???
There’s a song by Green Day called “Wake Me Up When September Ends” – yeah…that was my September and here is my simple reflections – and challenge. Continue reading …and he wept – FINALLY
I’ve been thinking about the mundane a lot. You know, those activities we do where there isn’t a high or low… it just is. Those things we do every week that seem boring, unchallenging, and have this feeling of being devoid of God. But are they? Is God really outside of those events, activities, and parts of our lives? Things like laundry, dishes, bathing, cleaning … Continue reading God…and the Mundane
Each morning I spend time reading scripture and this morning 4 simple verses popped out at me. Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.” So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days. And because of his words many more … Continue reading Divisions Smavisions!
Outside of being a minister and writing my own meandering thoughts sometimes I also carve out a little time to write for a branch of the denomination that I serve (Christian Reformed Church) called “FamilyFire.” Their goal is to provide blogs and thoughts from a Christian worldview. The hope is that we all realize we struggle and we all need help. They have wonderful stuff … Continue reading FamilyFire: Confronting My Fears
Being created as communal people, by God, definitely does not mean that fellowship is easy. But understanding how and why we have fellowship with one another sure makes it easier. Continue reading FamilyFire: A Broken and Perfect Fellowship
I’m not sure when we are given it, but that “man-card” sure seems to dictate much of our lives. So it’s time to reclaim what it means to be a “man” Continue reading I Need A New Man-Card…
All of life we are faced with options and choices and our “hope” is that we are at peace with the choices we make. But are we seeking the wrong thing? What “peace” are we really looking for? Continue reading Finding “Peace”
The more I study and reflect on grace – the more I realize I simply am in awe of it’s complexity and yet simplicity. This blog comes from me working through grace for our Easter Sunrise sermon on April 1, 2018 Continue reading Grace 2.0: The Depths of Grace