Sunday at our Gathering I fell into a conversation about what happens when our relationship with Gos is centered around one issue. You know what I mean? Like when there is really only one reason we pray; whenever conversations with God come up, there is only one thing that always comes to mind. It seems … Continue reading are you a serf?
I'm going to do the talk out at Holy Cross in Lake Mary for their Thanksgiving morning service (9:30a if you get tired of the Macy's parade come on out). So I was thinking about what sorts of things we're thankful for and how the story of theCross might fit into that conversation. It's a … Continue reading thankful for what?
I've been getting more folks into the shop. Because we're not a regular coffee shop, I end up in sort of extended conversations with people. It's been interesting to hear the sorts of things people want to talk about. So far today: documentary filming and the headshot industry, local and organic foods, urban farming, refurbished … Continue reading from and for what?
I've been thinking some this week about what actually comes with following Jesus. I mean, what is the payoff? Jesus once said: A thief is only there to steal and kill and destroy. I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of. But that could … Continue reading real life?
so I read this today: "Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay … Continue reading like a glove
Yesterday at ourGathering we talked about the reality that all we have--from life itself to every little good thing--is a gift from God. Then we realized that the story of theCross is an invitation to enjoy that gift, without guilt or any need to repay. I was processing that truth with a couple people and … Continue reading reality doesn’t bite
Whiles I was gone Wesley would say that I was on an adventure. Megan: "Wes where's dad?" Wesley: "He's on an adventure." It felt like a pretty good description of our weeklong trip to meet coffee growers in Guatemala. But that description prompted a good little exchange between Stephan and me that's been echoing in … Continue reading adventure