Finding Simplicity

Finding Simplicity  Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Matthew 11:28-29 We live in complex times. We enter … Continue reading Finding Simplicity

The Redeeming Face of Love

The Redeeming Face of Love  If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. 1 Corinthians 13:3 The thirteenth chapter of Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians is the love chapter of the Bible. It describes love … Continue reading The Redeeming Face of Love

God the Spirit, Part 2

God the Spirit, Part 2  “For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.” Matthew 18:20 The third person of the Trinity is the Holy Spirit, which is a product of relationship. Relationship occurs when someone is in fellowship with one or more others. Reflecting on my marriage, there … Continue reading God the Spirit, Part 2

Paul Wrote the Book of Love

Paul Wrote the Book of Love Love is patient; love is kind. 1 Corinthians 13 4a,b My latest book, Paul Wrote the Book of Love: Reflections on 1 Corinthians 13, will be available this Sunday in the FUMC-Lawrence office, and is available now on Amazon, at ContemplatingGrace.com, or directly from me. It is an insightful … Continue reading Paul Wrote the Book of Love

Love Endures All Things

Love Endures All Things Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, … Continue reading Love Endures All Things