He Chose Us…

“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” (1 Corinthians 15:58) The tomb is empty. Jesus conquered sin & death. Jesus rose again & is preparing the way … More He Chose Us…

Undivided

What is your distraction? What gets you off-task or misdirected? Paul continues to teach us how to MODEL God’s way of living so we can SHOW the world the hope, love, grace, mercy, redemption, and Truth he offers. In verse 35 Paul writes, “I am saying this for your own good, not to restrict you, … More Undivided

Follower-ship

What does it mean to be a “loyal supporter”? A “true follower”? An Apostle? In his first letter to the church in Corinth, Paul both challenges and encourages the church in their “follower-ship”… By “navigating the gray” in a godly way, we are able to stand boldly, but lovingly, for God’s Truth in all walks … More Follower-ship

Navigate the Gray

Red State vs. Blue State…Liberal vs. Conservative…Us vs. Them. We see in society the results of setting up false dichotomies. In an “us versus them” society, anyone who doesn’t agree with you, think like you, look like you, etc. is your enemy. Life isn’t meant to be lived that way because we are ALWAYS going … More Navigate the Gray

In the middle…

(Just a beautiful picture and a thought to ponder…) On “sides” we find… Anger. Hate. Intolerance. Fear. From one “side” we can’t see the faces of “the other side.” Therefore, they are not human and, therefore, deserve to be treated inhumanely. ————————————————– “In the middle” is where we find… Truth. Love. Joy. Patience. Tolerance. Perspective. … More In the middle…

Division or Unity?

What is our best response to division/contention? Within our family, church, society? There is something about society (not just today, but even “back then”) that enjoys division, animosity, and confrontation. We like to focus on our differences. Really it’s easier to see our differences than it is to find and focus on what brings us … More Division or Unity?

MixTape 2020

Life is lived forward but only understood backwards… To begin to understand how we’ve gotten to where we are in this moment in time, we need to look back and reflect upon the path we’ve traveled to get here. SoF MixTape Sunday is the day we do that. Where have we been? What have we … More MixTape 2020