You cannot fully understand and appreciate Christian baptism apart from the story of Noah and the flood.The waters of judgment destroyed the world that then was and through an Ark of salvation God brought a new creation on the earth out of the waters of chaos. In the beginning God created the heavens and the … Continue reading Viewing Baptism through the Lens Noah’s Flood.
We watched the Samson movie recently and it was amazing!!!My boys and I tapped into that raw masculine energy and impulse and were energized by it! The best part though was that I saw the futility of the flesh more than ever. Everything we seek in this life is vain. It's a chasing after the … Continue reading Exploring Samson as an Icon of the God-man
I've been meditating on the wilderness tonight. I realized that being in the wilderness feels like being lost a lot. I mean both agrarian and urban societies have their rhythms and expectations, but the only rhythm in the wilderness seems to be uncertainty about everything. Water? Food? Shelter? Wild animals? Stinging insects? Poisonous plants? Literally … Continue reading Finding God’s rhythm of Life in the Wilderness
The other night the Holy Spirit highlighted that alongside the book of Numbers or "in the wilderness" I should read Thinking in Tongues and a couple of other books. I found the book Thinking in Tongues when I got home yesterday and I opened up to the chapter where I had left off reading last. … Continue reading Being rewritten in the Story of God
Tonight the Spirit showed me that I need to find my story in the Story God is telling. I need to stop looking for myself in the story of culture, career, family, money, 5 year plan, etc... and just find myself in his story. I felt implicitly from the Holy Spirit that I need to … Continue reading Into the Wilderness and into God’s story
Hazy gray clouds shroud the wooded hilltops Bright spring foliage drifts in and out of the cool mist Shafts of stray sunlight touch down on fertile fields freshly planted Young cattle graze lazily in lush pastures as birds circle overhead A narrow sparkling stream snakes through the green hills Slithering in and out of … Continue reading Spring in the Country
"For the Lord corrects those He loves, just as a father corrects a child in whom he delights." -Proverbs 3:12 Yes! We desperately need delight to under-gird discipline. No, discipline doesn't feel good in the moment, but children (and all humans for that matter) will buy into the hard work of submission, learning, and mastery … Continue reading Some reflections on how delight under-girds discipline especially in regard to education