Jesus' Mercy Changes Me, We and the World

Posts from October 2020

Humble

Jesus said, “The greatest among you will be your servant.All who exalt themselves will be humbled, and all who humble themselves will be exalted.” Matt 23:11-12 He’s always talking about how the last will be first, to give away all we have and how servant leadership is his way. But it’s really hard for us.…

Elevator

Whenever I hear this word, I am reminded of a horrible horror movie about a group of people that got stuck in an elevator.  Each of them told their story to one another but one of them was a devil.  The devil revealed himself and it was a stupid ending.  But I came to think about us as…

They Left a Mark

Dear Saints and Sinners, “Samuel Wells describes the character of faithful performance, as the church’s ongoing ‘improvisation’ of the Word, which extends the drama of scripture. To be a saint does not require one to have outstanding gifts or talents. All is required is that one employ all the resources of the church’s tradition….rather than create…

The Ends & Means

Micah 3:1-2 “Then I (Micah) said; “Listen you leaders of Jacob, you rulers of the house of Israel. Should you not know justice, you who hate good and love evil…” Micah 3:5-7 “This is what the Lord says: As for the prophets who lead my people astray, if one feeds them they proclaim peace; if…

Rock Formations

Terry and I took a little road trip over to Utah to the Canyonlands. We had a nice time and the weather was beautiful. We saw lots of rock. Rock formations. Rocks piled up high. Rocks falling down (possibly thousands of years ago.) Rock arches. Rock bridges. Rock shapes. Slick rock. Different colors of rock.…

Sparrows

“Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” (Luke 12:6–7) Why a Sparrow?  The Sparrow is a small bird, typically with brown and grey plumage.  Pretty common throughout the world…

Sower

Dearly Beloved, Grace and Peace to you.           A sower went out to sow… —Matthew 13.3 God will sow the seed of herself in youand sometimes you won’t know it.Sometimes you’ll suspect but not trust.Sometimes you’ll believe but chicken out.Sometimes you’ll do your best to receive but fail.And sometimes grace will bear fruit in you. You’ll need to forgiveand sometimes…

Listening and Doing

Dear Imaginative, Are you happy with how the world is right now? What is God saying to you ? And What are you going to do about it? Pause sometime today and imagine a world with more love, and unity.                      “Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is                       more powerful in…

Love and Grace Beyond Reason

Nothing in our world is a given, except for the Love of God.  Most of what we encounter daily is unsteady.  Technology changes so rapidly, we can’t keep up.  We see it’s effect on how we interact with our family and friends.  Globally, we see how it touches our lives, often for the well- being of many and recently…