Seeing God Fully
April 13, 2016

Reblogged from: A Pastor's Thoughts   My first thought was that I really wanted to know what it was like for Jesus to suffer and die. Upon further contemplation my desire was to be there with Him as was Mary Magdalene and the Christ lovers were. Just to be able to ...

All the Difference in the World
March 19, 2016

Reblogged from: A Pastor's Thoughts Twentieth century existential psychologist Rollo May said, “It is an old and ironic habit of human beings to run faster when we have lost our way.” The more I think about that statement, the closer I get to full agreement with Dr. ...

Love of God
March 16, 2016

Reblogged from: A Pastor's Thoughts Abba John the Dwarf said, ‘A house is not built by beginning at the top and working down. You must begin with the foundations in order to reach the top.’ They said to him,’ What does this saying mean?’ He said, ‘The foundation is our...

Become the Water

Become the Water
March 15, 2016

Reblogged from: Matt Rawle After this, when Jesus knew that all was now finished, he said (in order to fulfil the scripture), ‘I am thirsty.’ A jar full of sour wine was standing there. So they put a sponge full of the wine on a branch of hyssop and held it to ...

The Christmas Trinity
December 28, 2015

Reblogged from: Matt Rawle   The nativity story is a play in three acts revealing to us God’s essence. In the first act Luke sets the story squarely in a real place and time. “In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be ...

Peace. With Us.
December 23, 2015

Reblogged from: Spiritstirrer  Hail the heav’n-born Prince of Peace! Hail the Son of Righteousness! Light and life to all He brings Ris’n with healing in His wings Mild He lays His glory by Born that man no more may die Born to raise the sons of earth Born to give ...


December 17, 2015

Reblogged from: Spirit Stirrer 51     God’s arm has accomplished mighty deeds.         The proud in mind and heart,         God has sent away in disarray. 52     The rulers from their high positions of power,         God has brought down low.         And those who...

A Clever Genocide

A Clever Genocide
November 16, 2015

Reblogged from: Matt Rawle   Now after they had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, ‘Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy ...

Adele’s Prophetic “Hello.”

Adele’s Prophetic “Hello.”
October 28, 2015

Reblogged from: Matt Rawle I’m always searching for what Jesus is trying to say to me. Sometimes I hear the Lord speaking during my prayers or daily scripture reading. Other times I can hear the Gospel when someone tells me about his or her new life in Christ, and how ...

When Job, Occupation, and Vocation Collide

When Job, Occupation, and Vocation Collide
September 02, 2015

Reblogged from: Matt Rawle There is a great difference between a job, an occupation, and a vocation. Your job is your list of responsibilities. If you work in a button factory, you might list “pressing buttons” as your first priority, but it’s certainly not your only ...

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