“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemy.” — Psalm 23 A good friend passed away. As I prepared his Celebration of Life service, I reflected on so many stories. He was an older gentleman, who loved me deeply. Looking past my faults, he believed I was excellent pastor. And in […]Read more "In the presence of my enemy"
A free copy of Christianity Today landed in my office. Flipping through I found a list of heresies. I scanned the list. I was not surprised to see people believe “Jesus was the first and greatest being created by God,” but I was surprised 73% strongly agree. 1 Down the list the church started to perform […]Read more "Heresy?"
On New Year’s Eve we took down the baby bed. One of Meg and my shared traits is sleepiness. Which we passed down – so our kids never tried to climb out. Just snuggled in. And so they were kicked out only when required. Which means the bed was up nearly the whole time through our […]Read more "New Balloon"
“and me” — Meg “and you” — Ezekiel We are teaching MrE to pray more specifically. We guide and ask him to repeat after me. Sometimes prayers for help (“please help Kerianna”). Yesterday we thanked God for family and went through the list: Dad, Mom, I, P, D, and me. We expected Ezekiel to keep […]Read more "Friends and Swords"
Tis the season of houses filled with nativities. Our house is no exception. We have both sacred and mundane. And the kids find ways to play with all of them. Mr E discovered a fabric version. The Magi were not carrying urns or boxes; instead, they had wrapped packages. And our son knows what to […]Read more "Finding Xmas"
Following Halloween the costumes were 90% off (thanks Target). So we loaded up for Ezekiel’s birthday. $10 got Han Solo, Lando Calrissian, the Millennium Falcon… but Ezekiel’s favorite by far is the Darth Vader mask. He doesn’t have a very strong dark side — “that’s scary” is one of his most common phrases. So we […]Read more "“Bay-der” Perspective"
As Christians, when we quote the Old Testament we need to remember it speaks to a world without the cross. It was a world awaiting the Messiah, bound by death. So we must ask ourselves, how are the passage’s words redefined in the light of the resurrection? Unfortunately many believe the Testaments should be placed […]Read more "Reading Resurrection"