As unpredictable as life may be, as unpredictable as a life of faith may be, there is one guarantee we have. Around every corner, whatever else is waiting, healing love and grace, the peace we need is breaking in around us.
In our world today, one thing is clear, hope can’t wait. Is this message of God’s presence, God’s hope and light and new life enough? I believe it is.
God has plans, and God’s plans can’t wait. Soon, very soon, we will once again come face to face with the in breaking of God into this troubled world. Because right into our fears, our apprehension, our stress and our anxiety, right into the midst of our stumbling journey forward, we will hear the cry… Continue reading Given a Glimpse of Paradise: Luke 23:33-43
It is into our brokenness that God comes to us, right into the broken bits, the grief and the anxiety, to help us hear the music of a new heaven and a new earth, and helps us become co-creators in bringing this vision to life here and now. What is God calling you toward? Can… Continue reading Holy Conversations – Isaiah 65:17-25 & Luke 21:5-19
Jesus is clearly telling us that nothing in this world, nothing we may encounter is so powerful or so strong that God can not deal with it, that God can not help us through it. God can bring our fear into submission and help us get through to the other side. Pray and never give… Continue reading Nevertheless, She Persisted Luke 18:1-8
In the spirit of the mysterious 9 who disappeared into the Jerusalem streets with their stories, let us give thanks. Let us give thanks that we have the opportunity to leave this place, this border area between the peace of God and the chaos of the world and re-enter our community with our stories of… Continue reading Living, Giving Thanks – Luke 17:11-19
Today is World Wide Communion Sunday. It is a time for us to come, as Christians around the world, to the communion table, each bringing with us a mustard seed of faith and taking a step, knowing that into every conflict, every difference, across every chasm God can bring new life.
We are the rich man’s family and we have a chance to begin again because a man who was dead did come to us, and comes again and again to invite us to take a risk with him, to walk with him and enter into relationship with him and his world. Photo: Nicholas Daines, Bespoke… Continue reading Letting Go of the Trapeze – Luke 16:19-31
No matter how much this world changes, how different the church begins to look, no matter how complicated our own lives become, this never changes – even at our most flawed, our most anxious, even deep i thickets of our own design, God loves us, with radiant joy and searching love.
“Take up your cross and follow me.” The beauty is always yours to seek and receive – know the grace, new life and hope given to you, healing for a hurting and fractured world, for hurting and fractured hearts. There is beauty in spite of the pain. Believe and know hope. It is all you… Continue reading Wild Receiving – Luke 14:25-33