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The invitation to kick back, relax and get comfortable living in God’s beautiful and holy place is not nearly as unattainable as many of us assume. It is evident daily.
Payback always means more violence. It punishes, but it doesn’t fix a thing and it doesn’t satisfy. All you’re left with is a corroded heart.
We are rapidly learning new languages—and it is not always easy. I personally don’t speak Facebook or Instagram. It’s a good thing God is still speaking while we are all finding our way.
A beautiful thing about worship: it levels the distinctions between people. People just want to be one person among the people of God. Also, coffee. Coffee is non-negotiable.
God, nudge me out of analysis paralysis when it comes to knowing what you want me to do, and then acting on it. You have said it’s not too hard. I’m taking you at your word. Amen.
We work hard at getting and keeping what we’ve got at any cost. Sometimes we’re so focused on doing things right that we forget to do the right thing.
The rain bucketed down, an unwelcome sight at summer camp on a Thursday afternoon. Campers and counselors alike watched it sadly from beneath streaming roofs.
Perhaps you sometimes work your faith to the bone. Perhaps you sometimes work-love yourself into exhaustion. And maybe you wonder what difference it all makes.
Miraculous things can happen when spiritual communities are on the move. People take a chance—to lend an ax-head, to rent a theater, to extend kindness that makes life livable.
When you feed the hungry, you feed the soul. Serving a meal without a prayer feels as ridiculous as serving soup without a spoon. So we keep praying at meals.