Jesus was a walking invitation to be at the table in the presence of God. Come to the table. Come to the party. There is a spot for you.
Category: Not Your Ordinary Joe
A podcast about what it means to live as a follower of Jesus in the real world… here… now. No easy answers allowed.
Far too often we bury the treasure we are given so we’ll have it to purchase our ticket to heaven. A story Jesus tells, encourages us to live into God’s kingdom today.
Depending upon how you look at things, you can feel resentful of the blessings some people receive. Or, you can instead choose to see God as generous to everyone.
Rob Bell’s latest book reminded me of how transitions sometimes create identity crises. “I knew who I was in that role, but now I’m not so sure.”
One Black Friday, many years ago, I was reminded that sometimes we move on from Thanksgiving far too quickly. So on Black Friday 2020 when most of us are not battling crowds for the latest and greatest deals, I’m trying to remember to give thanks in everything.
How can you remain vigilant about the things in life that matter, and not lose your joy? This deeply divisive time in which we live — a disturbing election season and being home all the time due to the coronavirus (which we’ve also made a divisive political issue) — has stolen much of our fun. But at the same time, this is serious stuff we’re dealing with.
What makes you you? Or me me? I used to be convinced it was some function of my brain activity — the ways we think, our personalities. But loving someone with Alzheimer’s has me reconsidering that. Maybe we need to rethink what we mean when we use the word ‘soul.’