For the last couple of weeks, our church has hosted this year’s Lenten soup dinner and worship. There have been 60+ people that have attended each week, mostly Lutherans and Methodists—there has to be a joke in there somewhere. We’re hoping this is a time where our community churches can come together. Last night, for dinner, the love of my life made look like a renowned chef. Everyone loved the chicken soup I made that she told me how to make (Thanks, Boo!). She didn’t, however, help me with worship….read more
I feel as if God is trying to get my attention. For whatever reason(s), it took me forever to read Leanord Sweet’s book, Viral: How Social Networking Is Poised to Ignite Revival. No, it wasn’t a difficult read at all. If you’re interested in the implications of social media or think it’s a total waste of humanity, you should read the book and be enlighted. He talks about both kinds of people, Gutenbergers & Googlers. Frankly, after I read any of Sweet’s books I feel as if I have a…read more
It’s funny. I read about churches having to cancel their Ash Wednesday services this year due to bad weather conditions. Of course, that was a hard decision for many pastors and churches to have to make. Then again I read about others whose only wish was to be able to cancel their Ash Wednesday plans. Some people think it’s one of those “Catholic things” we need to get rid of. Or they may just feel like this : I look forward to Ash Wednesday, and I try to make sure it’s…read more
Lose yourself to find yourself.
He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt: ‘Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax-collector. The Pharisee, standing by himself, was praying thus, “God, I thank you that I am not like other people: thieves, rogues, adulterers, or even like this tax-collector. I fast twice a week; I give a tenth of all my income.” But the tax-collector, standing far off, would not even look up to heaven,…read more
“I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants, 20by loving the LORD your God, by obeying His voice, and by holding fast to Him; for this is your life and the length of your days, that you may live in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them.” –Deuteronomy 30:19-20 Stay blessed…john