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Pastoral Blog

A SUDDEN JOYOUS TURN

January 4th, 2019|0 Comments

You know that scene in a movie when the protagonists are ready to give up? The battle is lost, the girl is about to marry the wrong guy, or the evil queen has banished the real princess. But then something completely unexpected happens that saves the day! J. R. R. Tolkien calls this moment the “eucatastrophe,” [...]

More Sponge, Less Rock

By |June 16th, 2017|

Make God’s presence your passion. How? Be more sponge and less rock.    Put a rock in the ocean, and what happens? It’s surface gets wet. The exterior may change color, but the interior remains [...]

Regarding Others As More Important

By |May 19th, 2017|

When Paul writes, “consider others better than yourselves” he uses a verb that means “to calculate,” “to reckon” (Philippians 2:3). To consider others better than yourself, is not to say you have no place; it [...]

Christ Lives in You

By |May 9th, 2017|

How could we ever hope to have the heart of Jesus as the Bible promises? Ready for a surprise? If you are in Christ, you already have the heart of Christ. Paul said it succinctly [...]