One Allegiance

Psalm 118:22-23 A stone which the builders rejectedHas become the chief cornerstone.This came about from the Lord;It is marvelous in our eyes. As children, we find great fitment and companionship with other kids, with our teachers, and with the schools we attend. We find great comfort in being accepted and having a social environment to fit in to.Continue reading “One Allegiance”

Supposed (Luke 2:44 Reflection)

The first red letters of the New Testament come at the climax of Luke chapter 2 when Jesus’ family visited Jerusalem for Passover. “Why is it that you were looking for Me? Did you not know that I had to be in My Father’s house?” In the midst of this short story I believe weContinue reading “Supposed (Luke 2:44 Reflection)”

Habits of Strong Disciples

(I totally hijacked an entire article on weight training/power lifting by Jim Wendler and changed about 25 phrases to reflect a life of discipleship. The bold words are mine the rest is his. The original article is here http://www.jimwendler.com/2015/09habits-of-strang-lifters/. He has some pretty brilliant training perspectives. As you’ll see bleeding through this re-written article) ConsistencyContinue reading “Habits of Strong Disciples”

Being Human

(This was written to be read allowed as a devotional for ADD listeners like myself.) A friend asked how I was doing the other morning and I responded “I’m here… I am human”. I was training for a race and my feet hurt. I had been doing too much on every level. Real life stuff, here. I guess I could have just said that I was “doing great!”. But it wasn’t that typeContinue reading “Being Human”

Not So Among You

My friend Kelsey once introduced me to her dad as her pastor, a title I both love and hate. It’s a biblical term and one that I am called to. I love pastoring and shepherding  people, helping them to get disentangled from the evil that seeks to entrap them. Much to my surprise, Kelsey toldContinue reading “Not So Among You”

Sexuality and Christianity

I am troubled by how we have become so over aware of sexuality. Most every advertisement, every song, every article of clothing, every thought has been steered towards sex and sexual attraction. Sex, being a perk of life and the point of procreation is a wonderful facet of life. Despite popular opinion it is notContinue reading “Sexuality and Christianity”

Gospel of Love 10 of 21

In this passage Jesus depicts Himself as the Good Shepard, a term and a reference that would carry such significance that we are still unpacking it today finding great insight and beauty in it. As He reveals some of the dynamics of Himself He is challenged by His opposition, a trend that seems to beContinue reading “Gospel of Love 10 of 21”