This documentary is a wonderful example of how creation is drawn into relationship. We are created in the image of God to be in relationship with one another and the creation that surrounds us. The filmography left me in awe as it takes the viewer to the wonders of the ocean. The majestic nature of… Continue reading My Octopus Teacher
There are many books available on the market that explore what it means to be part of the LGBT+ community in the Church of Christ. Those that are opposed to full LGBT+ inclusion often use scripture to make their point known for all that will hear. In the process they often neglect that everyone is… Continue reading The Gospel of Inclusion by Brandan Robertson, Book Review
August 12, 2018 John 6:35, 41-51 When I was getting ready to enter fourth grade, I asked my parents if I could play football. I had played baseball for a couple of years and decided that I wanted to try a new sport. It didn’t take me long to realize that I did not… Continue reading Being Drawn to Jesus
Exodus 20:1-17 I don’t know about you, but the weather that we have had this past couple of weeks has lifted my spirits and fostered the notion that it is about time to start some spring cleaning. A chance to get rid of those things that are unnecessary and distract. A chance to focus on… Continue reading God’s Promise of Community
Mark 1:14-20 Living in Michigan, we quickly become aware of the number of lakes that we have and the beauty and sport that they offer. It is nearly impossible to live by large bodies of water or be surrounded by many lakes and not be a fisher or know someone that is. As a young… Continue reading Just Sit in the Boat
February 12, 2017 Matthew 5:21-37 Grace and Peace to you from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. I don’t know about you, but if there was any other day that I really wanted to focus on another text, it would be today! Luckily, there are two other lessons that have been read,… Continue reading Be Reconciled
For those of you with children, you may be able to commiserate with me for a moment here. How many of you have had the experience of telling your children that you are going to be leaving by a certain time and when that time arrives they are not ready yet? Now, let’s not just… Continue reading Are you Ready?
Luke 16:1-13 After being around sales representatives you begin to learn a thing or two. You learn how to sneak a thing or two past the managers or owners of stores and you learn how to help yourself in the long run. After graduating from college I spent close to five years in the grocery… Continue reading Jesus Said What?
2 Peter 1:16-18 For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we had been eyewitnesses of his majesty. For he received honor and glory from God the Father when that voice was conveyed to him by the Majestic Glory, saying,… Continue reading Advent Devotions December 23
This is a great book to get people thinking about their way of life and to examine where we may go a little overboard in our possessions. Every time that we move I think to myself that we have way too many things and there has got to be a much easier and simpler way.… Continue reading Book Review: Simplify: 7 Guiding Principles to Help Anyone Declutter Their Home and Life