Overflowing with thankfulness

Overflowing with thankfulness

“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.” – Colossians 2:6-7 It’s so easy to focus on the negative… it’s where...
Your labor is not in vain

Your labor is not in vain

Those of us in the US are celebrating Labor Day today—a day to rest and reflect on our labors. Labor—work—is a mixed bag when we think about it. Sometimes it’s something we try to avoid. Sometimes it’s something we throw ourselves into compulsively. Sometimes it feels...
Happy (In)dependence Day

Happy (In)dependence Day

As we celebrate our independence in the US today, I’ve found myself thinking of the opposite: dependence. Although independence– the ability to go it alone and not have to rely on anyone other than yourself– is what’s valued in my own culture, the humble...
What’s your vision for leadership?

What’s your vision for leadership?

What’s your vision for leadership? Do you want to see people becoming disciples, their lives changed, their hearts turned toward others in service and compassion? Do you want to see them becoming parts of groups and teams that multiply and reach out beyond themselves?...
An Easter meditation: I am making everything new

An Easter meditation: I am making everything new

In a time when many people disagree about many things, most of us can agree on this: We live in a world desperately in need of restoration. We need help. We need salvation. And in Easter—life from death, the new from the old—God has promised us the renewal and...
Good Friday: The final atonement

Good Friday: The final atonement

“This is to be a lasting ordinance for you: Atonement is to be made once a year for all the sins of the Israelites.” – Leviticus 16:34 Every year, on the 10th day of the 7th month, the Hebrews of the Old Testament participated in the Day of Atonement. The specific...
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