This is a first for me. I’ve been a worship pastor for over 25 years, which means I’ve always been up and out the door early on Easter Sunday, heading to church well before my children wake up. Whatever traditions were observed at our house on Easter morning, I was never a part of them. … More A Resurrection Prayer for the Easter Season
[A guest post written by Rebekah Ormord] I have learned over the past 10 years that many of the things I was taught as a child regarding God, Christ, Scripture, and the Christian walk were just plain wrong. And that is a hard thing to accept. I worried that the process of going down a … More Freedom To Love More
“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light. On those living in a pitch-dark land, light has dawned.” (Isaiah 9:2 CEB) Advent is a season of waiting. In fact, that’s literally what the word “advent” means. The prophet Isaiah spoke of the day when God’s people would experience the Light of Heaven filling their dark … More My Deliverer Is Coming
Have you ever known someone who makes every conversation all about them? Brian Regan, the comedian, calls them “Me-Monsters.” They’re lurking at the dinner party, in the church lobby, on social media, maybe even right outside your door. “Beware the Me-Monster!” (Click here for a 4-minute hilarious CLEAN clip) The world needs more and better listeners – … More We All Look To You
I dream of one day getting on a plane with Rebekah and flying to a foreign country. Perhaps Guatemala…I sure do love Guatemala. After we land, we eventually make our way through the airport – through baggage claim and customs – and outdoors, into the open sky. Immediately we are caught up in the uniqueness … More A Grander Vision
This past week I spent several days attending a focused retreat called “Boundless Compassion.” It was facilitated by a wonderful woman named Joyce Rupp, a member of the Order of the Servants of Mary. Joyce has years and years of experience in the realm of compassion. She is a sought-after teacher and leader in this … More Who’s Holding You?
When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then it was said among the nations, ‘The LORD has done great things for them.’ the LORD has done great things for us, and we rejoiced.” (Psalm … More Let It Be