God Thinks Differently Than We Do

Mar 23, 2020

Automatically, I think these kinds of thoughts:   I am judgmental: today a woman was pushing a grocery cart with a toddler in it in light rain. It took her halfway across the crosswalk to raise the hood on the girl’s jacket. And I think, “It’s about time.”   I am impatient with anything that […]

The Truth Will Set You Free!

Mar 16, 2020

  Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth,[1] and the truth will set you free.” He asks us, commands us to live in the truth, and yet so little of what we say and do in this modern world is true. So how […]

What Fear Does to Us

Mar 09, 2020

    “Fear not, for behold I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day…”[1] Fear not. Jesus is born into this world for all people. There is nothing to fear now that He is here.  But, of course we don’t believe […]

God Calls Us Out of Slavery to the World

Mar 02, 2020

`It takes five books of the Old Testament to tell the Exodus story about freeing the Israelites from slavery to the Egyptians and then bringing them through the wilderness where their rebelliousness was so evident to a state of openness to God’s ways by the end of Deuteronomy. Even then God is not expecting the […]

Did Jesus Come to Atone For Our Sins or to Show Us How to Live and Love?

Feb 24, 2020

The end of Jesus’s earthly life certainly ends in his death on the cross, His resurrection and His eternal life in God in Heaven. And we’ve taken that to mean that He had to die to atone for mankind’s “original sin,” to redeem the choice Adam and Eve made in Eden to disobey God. Personally, […]

Journey to Love

Feb 17, 2020

I did a 30-day apprenticeship with Jesus in November last year following a book of the same name[1] by Gary W. Moon. There were readings every day plus a focus issue or question. It was a deeply felt study that revealed a lot of what is still going on within me—impatience and anger especially, but […]

Love

Feb 10, 2020

Jesus’s two great commandments tell us to love God with all of ourselves and to love our neighbor as (we love) ourselves. He added, “On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”[1] The two commandments also summarize all His teaching.  to follow Jesus, we need to understand what it means to love. […]

Prayer

Feb 03, 2020

“Prayer is not primarily saying words or thinking thoughts. It is, rather, a stance. It’s a way of living in the Presence, living in awareness of the Presence, and even enjoying the Presence.”[1]   So often I think that we limit prayer to just another ”should” in our lives. “I should pray for myself and […]

Who Has the Right Beliefs?

Jan 27, 2020

Christians confront and challenge each other, denigrating those who don’t believe the same as they so. “I’m going to heaven and you’re not!” or “I’ve got the right beliefs and you don’t.” So many denominations, so many definitions of faith. And who is right? And who is wrong? To me these quarrels are ego-driven, taunts […]

Live the Adventure of Following Jesus

Jan 20, 2020

I can’t see two feet in front of me. I don’t know what will happen next. There is no way to know the future, because it has not come yet. This is so different from the way I used to want things to be. I wanted to know years in advance what was going to […]