“He asks if we’ll give up that thing we’re so proud of, that thing we believe causes us to matter in the eyes of the world, and give it up to follow Him. He’s asking us ‘Will you take what you think defines you, leave it behind, and let Me define who you are instead?’
For the past four Decembers, I have traveled to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota with a team from our church. We partner with Wings as Eagles Ministries who live and work among the Lakota people on Pine Ridge. Pine Ridge is such a complex place. The land is vast and beautiful with the earth showing off her wrinkles without a […]
Each year around my birthday I go on a week-long trip. It is an annual trip I take that I affectionately call my “Introvert Intermission”. It is a gift from my parents where I go away by myself and just enjoy the simple things like reading, the outdoors and silence. Glorious silence. My extrovert friends […]
The story in Matthew 15:29-39 is a familiar story to those familiar with the Bible. The passage is most well known for the miracle Jesus performs when he feeds the large crowd. When I read it recently, it wasn’t the miracle that resonated with me. It was a simple phrase from The Message paraphrase: “…He […]
There is no better feeling than taking off a belt or pants that have been painfully restraining you all day. So, let’s stop pretending or sucking in our spiritual stomach. Let’s be real. We’re a mess and in need of a Savior.
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