Faith Shattered

“Faith unchecked becomes entitlement…” ~Bill Johnson (Faith Vs Entitlement) This concept has been rocking my world lately. I've lived in the knowledge of God my whole life.  And somewhere between the first moment when that tiny seed of faith in me was activated; that first thrill of discovering God is real, and now... I have … Continue reading Faith Shattered

Measured

1 John 5:1  "Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has become a child of God.  And everyone who loves the Father loves His children too." Luke 9:48  "Then He said to them, 'whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me welcomes the One who sent me.  For … Continue reading Measured

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 Tragedy & God

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 Position, Identity, Authority

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 Perspective

Covenant: Immeasurable

The heat was wet, forming tiny droplets of moisture on my arms and legs, on my face.  The smells in the air were thick, acrid aromas of smoke, waste, and animals, cut periodically by the rich tropical sent of flowers and lush vegetation as the breezes opened up through the tiny courtyard.   The smooth … Continue reading Covenant: Immeasurable