When No One Is Looking

Every evening like clockwork I get a notification in my emails. Another video has been uploaded to YouTube from a channel I subscribed to long ago but rarely watch now. Since the pandemic began we have looked to our comfort entertainment as much as our comfort food. That’s why I cried a bit when Some Good News (which posts only once a week) said they were taking a break. But this notification I get every evening is for a Christian show. For kids. And last night I finally tuned in. You see there Read more […]

Space to Seek True Relationships

While space has been called “the final frontier,” getting space is sometimes the first priority. One of the things I’ve noticed this weekend is a sense of fatigue and impatience setting in. It’s getting harder not to get frustrated with those you are with and even harder not to get upset at those you can’t. We need space even if we think we have it. We have to make space even if we are wary of it. If you have a schedule, it might be easy to build in that space apart to pray and rest like Read more […]

Core Training

When the goalpost to the finish keeps moving out to where we thought it should be, it’s hard to keep going.  Maybe it’s been a promised trip that is delayed or a setback at work. Maybe it’s something we had wanted that is postponed yet again. Right now when we were told things might change by Easter and now had the social isolation deadline extended, we can forget that things do change at Easter and because of Easter. Easter is when we are no longer separated from God because of our Read more […]

Going Fishing

A lot of times there have been some negative connotations about the idea that we are to “fish for people” like the disciples were told to do. Perhaps we don’t know how to fish or we think of “catching” someone as the wrong verb. We’d prefer the gentler “invite” people to Jesus and “connect” them to the Gospel than pulling them in. Fishing is also hard work, not as elegant as invitation cards and social media campaigns. What if you think of fishing people into a lifeboat because the Read more […]