Luke 2:1-7 Friday morning I volunteered in the school and was reading with a student. It is a fun chapter book about a supervillain who does not want to be bad. The student was impressed he was able to read a book so thick and flipped to the back — Over 300 pages! This was […]Read more "Imagining with God"
“But you, O Bethlehem, though you are small…” Bethlehem was backwoods, podunk. In the US it would be the declining rural town, with one flashing light. Blink and you miss it… in your race to catch up to where everyone else is going. But we know the rest of the verse from Micah, “out of […]Read more "Small Stars, Big Lights"
Prepare your hearts of worship by Reading Acts 12:1-19. In the middle of the night, I heard Ezekiel crying out “Daddy!” This does not happen – normally he comes and gets me. So I stumbled out of bed and into his room. Only his covers were pulled back into a pile on the side. So I went […]Read more "Always Here"
Thursday during the Chiefs game, as I searched Twitter for hope on Mahomes, I saw an advertisement for the Click to Pray ERosary. At first I thought it was a joke, but in fact this interactive Rosary was developed by the Vatican. It is like a Fitbit that tracks prayers. Make the sign of the cross and it begins, […]Read more "Mahomes and Prayer"
As Baptists we generally practice extemporaneous prayer. Off the cuff. Of course for Sunday Worship we may write a prayer – just to help our nerves. But it is written in our own words, which is our model of prayer. For a traditional Baptist, prayer should rise up out of our hearts, like a conversation […]Read more "Reading Prayers"
Matthew 6:32-33 “After a semi-annual budget audit was run by the elder board at Lake Michigan Bible Fellowship Monday, youth pastor Troy “Turnt” Hatley was called in for questioning over the fact that he had rendered half his budget unto Little Caesars.” — Babylon Bee This article from the Babylon Bee — a Christian version of the […]Read more "Give to God"
Ezekiel 47:1-12 This Sunday is the church picnic. Rain is forecasted all weekend. It is the Chiefs home opener (part of KCs Super Bowl pre-party). So the church had a bit of a panic moment mid-week. But soon we remembered we owned, but thankfully had not installed, the second projector. The Chiefs will be on […]Read more "BEyond"