Go out and train everyone you meet,
far and near, in this way of life.

Posts from November 2013

How is Advent like JFK?

Well, I made it from Boston to JFK and now I have a three-and-a-half layover here in the JetBlue terminal. I scored a corner spot so I can lay my head against the wall (hopefully) for a little nap in a while. I’ve stoked up  my mobile hot spot through my phone so I have a secure internet connection, and I have…

YouTube Kitten Videos

I’ve been thinking a lot about God lately. I guess that should come as no surprise since it IS what I’m called to do. I mean, there IS that whole thing about being a minister, and all. But I have had some really wonderful conversations with my family on this trip to New Hampshire (where I’m writing this) … conversations about God…

What does Christmas mean Today?

What does it really mean to celebrate Christmas in our culture? For those of us who look to Jesus as our model for living in relationship with God, Christmas is not just a feel-good story that recalls pageants when we (or our children) were young. Christmas is a time of welcoming the birth (or re-birth) of Hope, Love, Light and Joy in…

The Lady on the Plane

Ever have the sense that there’s something bigger that’s coordinating your life? Coming back from a denomination meeting in Florida last week was really something that I haven’t been able to stop thinking about. I felt terrible. I’d been getting over some breathing crud and by the time I was there in my hotel room, I felt absolutely AWFUL. The meds were…

Report from Conference Planning

I’m writing this at the end of a long day of planning the Evangelism & Church Growth national conference for next August with a bunch of people from around the country. The PC(USA) is an amazing group … really something to be proud of. Not perfect, but continuing to strive to get better and be more inclusive. Y’know … I find myself…

Casual Praise – November 10th

WOW! What a worship experience. About 6 or 7 of us, and sang, prayed, and grew with each other as we  looked at: Hagai 2:1-9 and  focused on one verse: 9 “‘This Temple is going to end up far better than it started out, a glorious beginning but an even more glorious finish: a place in which I will hand out wholeness and holiness.’  …