Monthly archive for ‘ November, 2013 ’

The Love Song

25th November 2013 | 0 Comments

I wrote this poem for our Bond of Sisterhood–Community and Commission ladies’ retreat last week end. It stems from my meditations on Colossians 3: 12-17. This passage is rich with instruction and encouragement. And what is so beautiful to me, is the assurance of Christ’s constant presence and work in us even as we wrestle […]

Two Truths and a Lie

20th November 2013 | 0 Comments

Have you ever played this game? You have to tell two truthful things about yourself and one lie, and then the audience has to guess which of the three is a lie. The goal is to make the lie sound good enough to be believable and to wedge it in there with the truth so […]

Religion or Relationship–Part 2

16th November 2013 | 0 Comments

When I think about religion without relationship, I i immediately see the Pharisees with the formal robes, and tassels, their miniature torahs tucked in their sleeve, and their brow knit in a constant frown of disapproval toward the common man. Jesus, kind, gentle, winsome Jesus, was anything but kind when he faced this crowd of […]

Religion or Relationship–Part 1

14th November 2013 | 0 Comments

A common cliche of modern Christianity says, “It’s not a religion, it’s a relationship.” When I asked Marshall what he thought this meant, he said, “Obeying God because we love Him, not because we have to in order to get into heaven.”  Great insight! I think he might actually have nailed what the initiators of that […]

The Practice of Patience

7th November 2013 | 0 Comments

The other day I had to run by the pharmacy to pick up a prescription on our way home. Jaden and Roman were with me, and it was getting late. Darkness had nearly overtaken day and I knew Joel was going to be waiting for us, as I pulled into the drive-thru at Walgreens. My […]