Life Notes—November 29, 2012 “For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.” Romans 8:24-25 This Sunday begins the church’s season of Advent—the four-week preparation for the … Continue reading Dreaming Large
Life Notes—November 22, 2012 “Alas for you who desire the day of the Lord! Why do you want the day of the Lord? It is darkness, not light; as if someone fled from a lion and was met by a bear; or went into the house and rested a hand against the wall, and was … Continue reading Say What?
Life Notes—November 15, 2012 “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another.” John 13:34a A few weeks ago I was in Washington State and went to a church with my sister and one of my brothers. The service was small, attended by about 25 people. The pews were couches and recliners, which … Continue reading Intrusive Love
Life Notes—November 8, 2012 “Then he said to them, ‘Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s.’ When they heard this, they were amazed; and they left him and went away.” Matthew 22:21b-22 Phew, another election season finally comes to a close! Many in … Continue reading Beyond Politics
Life Notes—November 1, 2012 “Take what belongs to you and go; I choose to give to this last the same as I give to you. Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or are you envious because I am generous? So the last will be first, and the … Continue reading That’s Not Fair!