Jesus' Mercy Changes Me, We and the World

Posts from September 2021

He’s Seeking Us

Dear Brothers and Sisters, We live in a world that values strength, independence, self-sufficiency, and power. There are limits to our willingness to live with the weaknesses and the limitations of other people. And yet, in Jesus Christ we meet a God without limits, a Savoir who has come to seek and save the lost.…

Water At the Roots

If I can learn to live from a place of vulnerability, I can learn about the goodness of God.  God is more than a powerful God; He is an empowering God.  He modeled this when He gave us Jesus.  God wants to interact with us, one heart speaking to another heart. “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,…

Sunday to Monday | Being Accountable

Yesterday was Dave Edwards Celebration Day! We celebrated and affirmed and thanked Dave for his musical gifts and ministry among us. We’re not saying goodbye, but it is a point of transition as Dave steps back from weekly Sunday worship to occasional worship while continuing serving via zoom at The Well. Dave and his wife,…

Lessons

Learning is hard. We think we know someone or something and then it turns out we didn’t really understand. Jesus is constantly trying to teach the disciples (and us) stuff. And they (we) didn’t get it. Changing our mind seems like failure. But it’s not. Jesus invites us to change and become new daily. It’s…

In the Beginning…

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1, NIV) In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. (Genesis 1:1, KJV) In the beginning God created heaven, and earth. (Genesis 1:1, Douay-Rheims Bible) In the beginning, when God created the universe, Genesis 1:1, The Good News) Looks like we are in trouble already.  Is there one heaven or multiple…

Autumn Days

Today is the first full day of fall. It’s a beautiful season here in Colorado. But entering into fall can be challenging as we are faced with shorter days and the end of the beautiful green season of summer. Spirituality and Practice has great ideas for how we can use this time for spiritual lessons.…

A Claim Upon Us

Dear Brothers and Sisters, “If any of you put a stumbling block before one of these little ones who believe in me, it would be better for you if a great millstone were hung around your neck and you were thrown into the sea.” Mark 9:42 God has created us as responsible beings. Our actions…

Is God Calling?

One of my favorite stories growing up was the story of Jonah. It may have been because of the Veggietales adaptation of it that I loved, or the story of a man being eaten by a fish and surviving I thought was cool.  Now that I’ve grown up and can understand that it is not…

Sunday to Monday | Like a Child

It was a beautiful morning of worship yesterday. If you couldn’t be with us, you can watch here. The disciples were talking behind Jesus’ back about who was the greatest. Mark 9:30-37. Jesus, of course, heard them and reminded them that last is first and serving those as defenseless as children is where he calls…

Today

Yesterday was my birthday. I had a wonderful day spent with family. It couldn’t have been better. I am so grateful. I saw this quote from the Dalai Lama a while before my birthday and it really spoke to me. We celebrate our days and give thanks. But really, it’s all about today. There are…