Spiritual Food for thought -Our loss can lead to life

The Lord is close to the Brokenhearted, he rescues those whose spirits are crushed - Psalm 34:18   Our culture routinely interprets losses as alien invasions that interrupt our "normal" lives. We numb our pain through denial, blaming, rationalizations, addictions and avoidance. We search for spiritual shortcuts around our wounds. We demand others take away... Continue Reading →

Be a Epaphras

You are probably wondering who or what the heck is a Epaphras, and that's ok, it's not like he is at the center of Christian movies, sermons or small group bible studies. (if he has been for you please share!). But i think he should be, especially when it comes to how we pray.If you... Continue Reading →

Be a Bartimaeus

How easy do you give up pursuing Jesus when people or things get in your way? There is a great story in the Gospel of Mark about a blind beggar who could see better than everyone else around him. I would encourage you to take a look at Mark 10:46-52. Jesus and the disciples were... Continue Reading →

Be quick to shut up

Lets be honest, some of the best things about being in conflict with those closest to us is letting loose. First we turn our ears off, which means our mouths can take over, and right behind our provoking pain driven language is our anger. Aah, all in a good days work. In the wordthatdoesnotexist, the... Continue Reading →

Asleep in the light?

While reading the Gospels it becomes very clear that Jesus Knew where he was from, where he was going and most of all what he was meant to be doing. One of the things I like about him was that he was so confident about who he was, this meant he was able to give himself some... Continue Reading →

Stop, imitate and listen…

What gets in the way of you being like Jesus to people who cross your path? I believe this question needs to be asked daily. For some, we will need to pause and reflect on this in each moment as we interact with those around us. Out of all the questions that we hear being thrown around in... Continue Reading →

A time to climb

A dude climbs a tree to get the attention of a guy he must see, and he does so because maybe it's the only way he can be seen. It is Jesus that is passing through town, and not only does he acknowledge the short guy in the branches but he then invites himself to... Continue Reading →

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