We are a culture that is more spent, more distracted, more busy than we ever have been in human history. We have lots of time saving devices and hacks that theoretically should cause us to have more time, but most of them cause us to spend more time managing them or we add more to that free space. What if when we are exhausted and
When one season is coming to a close, we often have one of two responses; we either sit with great anticipation to begin the next season as we look forward to new things, or we sit with fear and concern about how things will be different. As each school year comes to a close I always have this sense of excitement with a new rhythm
A Holy Week For something to be “holy” means it is set aside or dedicated to God, set apart for God or God’s purposes. The week between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday is referred to as Holy Week. It is not only the most important and powerful week in the Christian calendar, it is also a week that we intentionally set aside or dedicate to God.
Hey y’all. I say and type y’all so much that my phone predicts it and autocorrects it if I spell it wrong. I said y’all when I lived in Missouri . . . it just became more socially acceptable when I moved to Texas. I’m not totally sure how “y’all” is received in Florida, but I’m excited to find out. Y’all is the second-person plural
We are people who generally want more. Time. Money. Influence. Power. In Genesis, we see Adam and Eve created in the image of God. They are like God, made by God, and have the breath of God in them. They are given the power to create and responsibility to steward creation. These new God-like creatures fall for something that is not God out of a desire for more. The serpent tempts them
It’s funny what we let control us. We think we know what is good for us, but if we aren’t careful, we will give authority over ourselves away. We buy phones believing they are made to serve us, yet if we aren’t careful, we serve them. We respond to their every need. We have given the phone authority over us. We likely give lots of things unearned authority
I’ve been thinking about the Kingdom of God. Sometimes we think life is here and now, then we die and live in the Kingdom of God. But is it closer than we think? In the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus teaches us to pray, “thy Kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” In that one line, we are praying that the Kingdom of God comes