5 Year Plan

“Sufficient for the day is its own trouble” (Matthew 6:34). How much trouble has begun to threaten you today? What kind of mean little demons have been looking into your life and saying, “What are your plans for next month— or next summer?” Jesus tells us not to worry about any of these things. Look […]

Learning or Doing

Growing up catholic I was taught that Christian education, and things like catechism were very high priorities when it came to my faith.  I went to classes, memorized prayers and liturgies, and by a young age I was quite the student of the church.  I knew a great deal about Catholic catechism, and could pass […]

Busy for God?

For the last number of weeks I have been wrestling with the tension between biblical values that God has for us and our churches, vs. what can be easy to default to.  Last week I wrote about the tension of making decisions.  Is the highest priority making people happy, or living into God’s call for, […]

Witness

Last week we opened up Acts 1:6-9 (http://f163865.wpengine.com/listen/) and heard Jesus say these words to his disciples: But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”  So often I heard that word witness and thought of […]