No Greater Joy

“Guess what I have to do for class?” my son Tim commented to me as I picked him up from school one Monday afternoon. “I have to give a speech on Thursday. The teacher says we need to choose a…

What Do You Do Now?

We have just finished a sermon series on discipleship — Following Jesus. Together. In Jesus’ day, a disciple was understood to be a student apprentice who was devoted to following the teaching and lifestyle of a spiritual teacher. We can…

The Language of Worship

So I’ve been thinking this past week about the language of corporate worship in the Psalms. Things like . . . Come, let us sing for you to the Lord. — Psalm 95:1* Clap your hands, all you nations; shout…

Compelled to Tell

I recently read a blog post from a ministry friend. Her post was the catalyst for my thoughts. Her basic question was, “What story gets our attention?” citing the recent headline news of the Royal Wedding and Terrorist’s Death. While…

What Can I Pray for You?

Earlier this year a friend of mine asked the thrilling question, “What verse can I pray for you this year?” I chose a combination of Philippians 3:10 and Hebrews 12:2, that I would know Christ and fix my eyes on…