Christ in you, the hope of glory

I wonder what people see when they meet me.  What are the first impressions that turn out true?  What surprises people? What do they leave thinking and assuming about my personal stuff, my life? Earlier this week, my family had a couple of people stay a few nights with us.  I would like to think […]

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Old ink in a leather case.

I was looking for something today, and I came upon some old notes of mine. Crammed into this leather notebook were old thoughts I had about God, the bible, church, and ultimately my self. At the top of the papers, I found my old “manifesto” about a way of planting and doing church. I called it “the […]

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weight, passion, celebration

A reflection on my life; a rendering of Psalm 20. Yahweh (I AM) give answer to you in the pressure of adversity; in him self, the divine ruling judge (God) of Jacob place you safe and far above, out of reach of your adversity! The past few years have been tough. Don’t get me wrong, there have been good […]

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He is With Me

I can’t lead a life where I have all my shit together; I’m too broken for that. The good news of Gospel tells me that I don’t have to because Jesus did. That can sound like a cop out, just another excuse and crutch to lean on so that I’m not responsible for my own […]

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I’d Rather be Hurley

There was this show on TV called Lost. Maybe you’ve heard of it? Anyways, one of the characters on it was named Ben Linus. He was the leader of the ‘others’, a group of mysterious people that lived on the island before the plane crash happened and these outsiders showed up. He was really manipulative, […]

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