Tag Archives: relationship

Home, Sweet Home

“I don’t have to fully write my private story. It’s being written with me and in me. I am already a character on the stage. I am being used, I am being chosen, I am being led. [I am] both the agony and the ecstasy of God that is happening inside, and all [I] can […]

Freedom in Letting Go

“Always measure your life solely by the standards of Jesus. Submit yourself to His yoke, and His alone; and always be careful never to place a yoke on others that is not of Jesus. It takes God a long times to get us to stop thinking that unless everyone sees things exactly as we do, […]

In Deep Time

This new and deeper passion is what people mean when they say, “I must do this particular thing or my life will not make sense,” or “It is no longer a choice.” Your life and your delivery system are now one, whereas before your life and your occupation seemed like two different things. Your concern […]

Where is My Church?

My church is in the sky, Where the shapes of the clouds Remind me of the things of the earth.   My church is on the ground, Where fruits and vegetables grow, And blossoms flourish in colorful array.   My church is in my car, Where I listen to gravelly voices Who sing of pain […]

New Covenant Thinking

“When we love people exactly as they are, which is how we are loved, we invite them into the possibility of eventually becoming what God knows they can become when the reconciling work of Christ is fully manifested in their lives.” Gregory A. Boyd1 When we focus on sin, we have a tendency to identify […]

Feed Each Other

There is an old folk parable that bears repeating. In hell, a perpetual banquet was held in order to provide for the residents there. Each person was given a spoon that was two feet long. Unfortunately, the inhabitants languished in hunger because they could not feed themselves. In heaven, a great, eternal banquet was also […]

Clarity in Him

As I awaken to the rain, I feel the chill of the air outside. I always leave a window open in my bedroom in order to breathe fresh air overnight. The combination of drizzle and fog creates a heavy haze which hangs over the morning and my heart. I know I shouldn’t, but I listen […]

He is Here (Revelation 3:20)

Forgotten first love, our hunger is lacking We’ve left Him adrift in a sea of disdain He stands at the door, awaiting the asking.   We no longer see what with Him we obtain The Vine feeds the branch, but we want our poison We’ve left Him adrift in a sea of disdain.   Hold […]

Love is…

“The goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.” (I Timothy 1:5) Love is patient and kind. Love understands we all learn in different ways and at different rates. We all have different levels of education. And while we may have a strong desire to […]

A Letter to New Believers

Being a new believer is joyful and exciting. And it’s confusing. And it’s sometimes difficult. Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28) For the very first time, you feel an immense relief. Your burden is lifted. You feel embraced by the love of the […]