Jesus' Mercy Changes Me, We and the World

Posts from January 2021 (Page 2)

He’s With Us

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9. When it comes to the growth and change that I have experienced these past 6 months, I always keep that verse in the back of my mind. One reason…

Sunday to Monday | Remember

Happy MLK Day! Yesterday our focus was “Memories of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr” and we got to hear three people share their memories and family stories: Ronny Mills, Bruce Coney and Ron Mitchell. If you didn’t get to join us, you can watch here. Each year we join Rev. Kelly and the MLK Colorado…

Darkness and Light

Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It seems with all that’s going on, it’s being lost in the mix. But perhaps we need MLK’s inspiration more than ever. Maybe you’re like me, you need to hear hope in the midst of struggle and love in the midst of hate. Thank God for voices that…

Rethinking Hope

For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? (Romans 8:24) Last week, in one of my classes we were talking about hope. I made a comment that giving people hope is ultimately what religion is all about. My professor responded,…

Smile

Did you ever sit down and eat a glorious meal and the food was fantastic? I know these days with the virus that this is hard to do right now. But imagine being in a beautiful restaurant and eating a most wonderful dinner. Every bite is so satisfying that there is an actual party in…

Changing Our Minds

Dear Brothers and Sisters, This weekend we celebrate the ministry of Martin Luther King Jr.  His civil rights efforts brought us a long way. However, the events of the past year remind us we still have a long way to go. John Lewis, who marched with King Jr., died this past year, leaving a strong…

Admit. Fix. Don’t Repeat. Listen. Forgive. Move On.

Primary emotions left unchecked lead to secondary emotions and actions. Our country horrifically experienced this–shaking our democratic principles to the core. Think about it…virtually all major disagreements begin as a slight irritation.  Those unaddressed, cultivate deeper secondary emotions.   Think of a time you experienced a negative primary emotion like of one of the following: fear, sadness,…

Sunday to Monday | Going Your Own Way

The worship was live from our partner, Confluence Ministries. Thank you Jude & Cindy! We are grateful to Mike & Tammy Heflebower for the use of their space at Heflebower Funeral Services for 10 months (!) but good to get out and join Jesus in the world. Worship will come from a variety of host…

The End of Your Rope

At 9:00 am this morning, I got to hear a pep talk. Most of my Saturdays don’t begin that way. But this was just what I needed. I’m a tutor with Whiz Kids, one of our ministry partners through Confluence Ministries. This year we’ve been tutoring on Zoom. It’s been different, not all bad or…

Healing

Matthew 8:2-4 “A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean. Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. I am willing, he said. Be Clean! Immediately he was cured of his leprosy. Then Jesus said to him, See that you don’t…