Lent: preparing our hearts for sacrifice

Lent: preparing our hearts for sacrifice

Not even a fortnight before Jesus’ last trip to Jerusalem, we find him in the little town of Bethany having dinner at the home of Simon the leper. Jesus visited Bethany many times. He must have felt at home there, loved it there. Jesus’ good friends lived...
Lent reflections: a series

Lent reflections: a series

I love the seasons of the church, of faith. I am the weirdo who looks forward to Lent every year. I like going internal and surveying my heart. A lot of times I don’t give anything up but I’ll add something in. This year I’m doing both. And I’m...
Answering 2 and thinking on 3

Answering 2 and thinking on 3

Question 2 Other than the Bible, what was the most influential book you read in 2017 and why? These two books topped my stack in 2017. Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist My daughter said to me, “You’ve got to ready this book, Present Over Perfect. It...
This Bible verse: John 7:18

This Bible verse: John 7:18

This verse shaped my life in 2017 more than any other verse, quote or reading. Studying the book of John I came on it and I promise, I’d never seen it before. It took complete hold of me. First, I pondered, prayed, then memorized John 7: 18. I wanted to become a...