April 15, 2019
We focus attention on Jesus' sadness over the blindness that comes from following the powers of this world.
April 8, 2019
Working from Jesus' prayer at the Last Supper we think about God's heart for creating unity, love and peace in a world where our tendency is to find ways of life that destroy us and others.
April 1, 2019
We look at Jesus' invitation in Matthew 11, where he invites us to find rest for our souls. Jesus is gentle and humble. This is blessed by God.
March 25, 2019
We look at the account of Jesus weeping over Jerusalem, and think about being people who have empathy.
March 18, 2019
We use the parable of the unmerciful servant in Matthew 18 to explore knowing ourselves to be people who have nothing that we did not receive by the grace of God.
March 10, 2019
What would it mean for God to celebrate us? The amazing, awesome creator of all things has in mind what a thriving human life would look like and celebrates when that shows up in our living. The beatitudes will guide is in knowing what God celebrates.
March 10, 2019
We look at Matthew 4 and the meaning of the three temptations in preparation for the Lenten season.
March 4, 2019
Thinking about the transfiguration in Matthew 17, we see that there is more than meets the eye to Christ, and to us. That helps us to see that our identity comes from the God who knows us better than we know ourselves, and that our lives are not meant to focus on living in glory but in humbly entering the frustrating world as good enough people.
February 25, 2019
Jesus calls ordinary people to bring whatever gifts and skills they have to journey with him into a broken and lost world. As we stay close to Jesus, we learn much: how to treat others, how to trust God, how to receive the grace of God...
February 18, 2019
We continue in Galatians about the fruit of the Spirit, with special attention to the source connection that naturally produces this fruit.