Faith {in the wake}

In the quietest hours, while everything is still dark, while the household and neighborhood sleeps… questions come to life.  Impossible questions.  Gut-wrenching questions.  The questions that no one wants to ask, but everyone wonders about… questions the world throws at the church ... and the church hides from. The questions I used to hide from…... Continue Reading →

Trust

Hebrews 6:10  "For God is not unjust.  He will not forget how hard you have worked for Him and how you have shown your love to Him by caring for other believers, as you still do." Psalm 86:3-4  "Have mercy on me, Lord, for I call to you all day long. Bring joy to your... Continue Reading →

Known

Isaiah 45:5-6  "I am the Lord; there is no other God.  I have equipped you for battle, though you don't even know me, so all the world from the east to the west will know there is no other God.  I am the Lord, and there is no other." Psalm 100:3  "Know that the Lord... Continue Reading →

Tragedy & God

How does tragedy fit into the theme of a loving God? I have no idea I know a churchy answer... but if I were to answer those who have lost loved ones to acts of cruelty or carelessness, or to bad luck or bad genes,  my churchiness would not be appreciated.  In fact those answers might... Continue Reading →

Position, Identity, Authority

"Well, I don't agree with you and, I've talked with others who agree with me!"   Conflict... completely UNFUN in my world. When I am confronted with someone who disagrees with me, I tend to go in the direction of  am I really set on what I'm saying... is this worth the fight its causing...... Continue Reading →

Perspective

Perspective is everything. The more I've worked with people, and the more I put myself in the back seat of whatever is going on, the more I've observed that my perspective isn't accurate - that how I initially felt about a situation or person is often really wrong. When I've been in situations where two... Continue Reading →

Legacy of Risk: Grandpa

Just a couple weeks before my grandpa passed away we got to have a really good and insightful conversation. "Linds, I'm not a risk taking kinda guy, but if you can take a good risk, do it." He told us about the different decisions he made throughout his life.  His decision to purchase properties on... Continue Reading →

Grandpa Praying

One of my favorite childhood memories is waking up in my grandparents house to the smell of coffee and toast, clean sheets and the lingering sent of grandma's soap and lotion, and grandpa's aftershave. I was upstairs, usually in the blue room with two twin beds,  windows that opened up over the street below, a... Continue Reading →

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