Month: February 2016

Nurturing Amidst the Suffering

Luke 13:1-9 Grace and peace to you, from God our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ. One hobby that I have attempted for a while now is caring for and growing bonsai, the Japanese art form of creating little trees. My first experience was… Continue Reading “Nurturing Amidst the Suffering”

My Favorite Podcasts!

So, do you have any favorite podcasts? Do you know what a podcast is? I have been listening to several favorites for the last couple of years as well as adding some newer ones recently. For those of you still wondering what a podcast… Continue Reading “My Favorite Podcasts!”

Where Is Our Trust?

Luke 13:31-35 Grace and Peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ. As you get older you begin to learn a few things. The wisdom gained through life experiences and knowledge helps you determine the appropriate things to say and… Continue Reading “Where Is Our Trust?”

Turning Back to Our Baptism

Luke 4:1-13 (1st Sunday of Lent) Grace and Peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord, Jesus Christ. This morning we find ourselves in the early days of Lent. You may not feel different. You may not sense much of a difference as… Continue Reading “Turning Back to Our Baptism”

We Are Marked

Ash Wednesday Homily, Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21   We are a marked people! From our baptisms when we are marked with the cross of Christ forever, to our deaths where we are returned, earth to earth, ashes to ashes. We are marked in our daily walk… Continue Reading “We Are Marked”

Transfiguration as Epiphany

Luke 9:28-43 Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and Lord, Jesus Christ. There are times in our travels when we just put on the cruise control and let the road take care of itself. Or at least that is what we hope… Continue Reading “Transfiguration as Epiphany”

Book Review: What Every Christian Needs to Know About the Jewishness of Jesus by Rabbi Evan Moffic

It is easy for many Christians to forget the fact that Jesus was born to Jewish parents, and he himself was actually Jewish. This tendency to forget becomes even more apparent when we live in a culture where the importance of Jesus is often… Continue Reading “Book Review: What Every Christian Needs to Know About the Jewishness of Jesus by Rabbi Evan Moffic”

Book Review: Accidental Saints by Nadia Bolz-Weber

A no-holds barred dive into the lives of people that are truly the people of God. People that have went through their own struggles and eventually sought redemption in the church, or at least are in the process of it. Nadia once again brings it… Continue Reading “Book Review: Accidental Saints by Nadia Bolz-Weber”