Fire

It’s a bit hot in here. Too much all at once: my brain is on fire.  I not sure what to do except keep moving.  I’m not even sure which way I am headed – too much smoke to see

Family 2

“Both the One who makes people holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters.” Hebrews 2:11   It’s hard to believe that we are of the

Family

Family

“For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name.”  Ephesians 3:14 I had a dream a couple of weeks ago. I was touring a big old southern house which was up for

Breathe

Breathe

Breathe. That’s what I hear.  Breathe. What time is it?  December? Time to wrap and shop and write and stamp and buy and bake and remember. Remember. Remember the night. The mother’s howl. The Baby’s cry. The smell of hay.

The Least

The Least

“But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.” 1 Corinthians 1:27 “For it is the one who is least among you all who is the greatest.” Luke

1st Generation & The Spirit of God

1st Generation & The Spirit of God

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.  For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is

Consecration

Consecration

“As you come to Him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to Him— you also, like living stones, are being built into a temple of the Spirit to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable

Stories

Stories

Beloved. I look out over the congregation on any given Sunday and see more stories than I can count. Stories enfolding the experiences of women and men, children and senior-citizens, immigrants, nationals, urbanites, suburbanites, southerners, northerners, poor, rich, homeless, professionals, laborers,

No Time

No Time

There’s no time. Thanksgiving just finished. The pumpkins are still glowing in the garden. The pilgrims are standing at attention on the dining room table.  There are bags of turkey and stuffing in the refrigerator, despite two gallons of turkey soup

Think about these things

Think about these things

“For although they knew God, they neither glorified Him as God nor gave thanks to Him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.” Romans 1:21 While it may or may not be true that we are