The Only Valentine That Matters

“But Zion said, ‘The LORD has forsaken me, the Lord has forgotten me.’ ‘Can a mother forget the baby at her breast, and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands.’” Isaiah 49:15-16 There […]

Disappointed

I typically avoid late night blog posts or poignant memos (A-hem: Jerry Maguire). Can’t help myself tonight. Today’s conversation at re:create (which actually began two days ago and continued right on through tonight) left me with thoughts which require spilling. I’ll start with a confession: I’m achingly disappointed in church. Have been for quite a […]

Seven4Seven: Week 4

This week was a trip! Genesis stuns me with the wealth of story, adventure, travel, family dysfunction, deception, belief, disbelief, obedience, disobedience and grace. A lot of real life is lived in these pages, held together by the consistent thread of God’s activity and faithfulness. Boosts my hope in God’s ability to redeem any person […]

Seven4Seven: Week 3

Reading the book of Job this week against backdrop of Thanksgiving presented a striking (almost uncomfortable?) contrast. Unequalled grief alongside abundant thanksgiving. Seems like oil and water to me, but perhaps they can coexist? Maybe not in the traditional jumping-up-an-down-in-joy variation of thanksgiving. But to maintain a heart of gratitude while mired in the depths […]