A Promise Fulfilled…

A Promise Fulfilled…

Read Joshua 4:1-7 The book of Joshua is one of the most difficult books to swallow for some. It is a graphic tale of war, trial, tribulation, and conquering. It is a tale many a pastor has struggled to preach, or worse, has preached as a means to justify colonization,...
Lest We Forget…

Lest We Forget…

Read Deuteronomy 6 History repeats itself…In the book of Genesis, the story of beginnings, family systems replicated questionable actions generation after generation (think, “She’s my sister, not my wife!”). In the book of Exodus, the Israelites wandered in the...
God of Order…Not Chaos

God of Order…Not Chaos

Read the book of Numbers The book of Numbers is full of oddly specific instructions on everything from offerings, to census data, to celebrations, to inheritance rights for women. There are stories and dialogues dispersed throughout as well, but most of it is data....
Giving God Our Best

Giving God Our Best

Leviticus 2:1-2 As Christians, we sometimes discount all of the very specific rules in the book of Leviticus and Deuteronomy because we no longer practice them in the same way. But they are not a moot point. Jesus says that he did not come to abolish the law, but to...
Love First

Love First

(Exodus) Exodus 6:6-8 If when you hear the word, “Exodus,” you picture Charlton Heston in a shepherd’s robe bearing two stone tablets, you are not alone. But that is also far from the whole story. If you are younger, you may envision the cartoon Prince of Egypt movie...
In The Beginning…There Was Purpose

In The Beginning…There Was Purpose

Read Genesis 1:26-2:3 Think about the most beautiful thing you have encountered recently—your children laughing, an exquisite piece of artwork, a breathtaking sunrise, a song that moves you to tears. It is difficult to think about beauty without considering purpose....

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you and yours! Thanks for reading the blog in 2018, and for choosing to walk alongside me in learning what it means to “live richly.” There will be a few changes to the blog in the coming year. Check back next week to see what they will...
Practicing Love

Practicing Love

Scripture: Isaiah 61: 1-3 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,     because the Lord has anointed me     to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,     to proclaim freedom for the captives     and release from darkness for the...
Leaning in to Joy

Leaning in to Joy

Scripture: Luke 1:39-45 In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled...