We talked about Peter this morning. He was sort of the de facto leader of Jesus' inner circle. His story is encouraging for me... a fisherman who will try almost anything, Peter left his job to follow Jesus. There were no obvious guarantees that would pan out, so that was probably a pretty big decision. … Continue reading work it.
Sunday we talked about Jesus giving us the authority to forgive folks of their sins. Not just big holy absolutions, forgiving can be simple: "You know, you don't have to let that define you." "Remember you don't have to feel guilty anymore." "You don't have to keep making that same decision." I've been thinking about … Continue reading what do you say?
this morning, this sentence came out of my mouth: no emotion is wrong. the more I think on that the more committed to it I get. no emotion is wrong. I am thinking about that famous list describing the life we have access to through Jesus. It starts with emotions: love, joy, peace. Then I … Continue reading feeling it.
It feels good to get things done. this past week I felt like I really got a lot done. as I look at my to do lists, most of the items have checks next to them. I makes me think of this story Jesus told. A bunch of guys are given responsibility for the bosses … Continue reading gettin’ it done.
the other day I shared some words that came to mind in the midst of prayer. the words were super-encouraging at the time but looking back I kind of wondered why. they sort of just said, suck it up and do it. I was mentioning that to Stephan. I said, "it was super encouraging but … Continue reading the other day
when was the last real good conversation you had? a real good conversation can be a day changer, relationship changer even a life changer. I mean, when it's done well conversation is mightier than a pen which, as we all know, is mightier than a sword. so that puts a real good conversation somewhere between … Continue reading a good conversation
You wouldn't believe it, but some folks came into the shop today that were organizing young adult workers workshops. After talking a bit, we found out it was for the young Communists league. We talked for a while longer and the conversation moved toward prejudice, and how people end up naturally with various prejudices. Then … Continue reading marxists
I like reading the psalms. espescially when I don't know what to pray. Or, better said, where to start. I think I like reading psalms because they give my heart a sense of perspective. People have been praying about stuff for a long time. The issues swirling around in my life, while not insignificant, are … Continue reading things I like