Gleanings – May 10, 2019

Gleanings are some items I’ve found lying around the web that I’ve found helpful this week. The Joy of the Father This is so good–especially the video of Prince Harry. 5 Reasons Spouses Shouldn’t Sit Together in Church Such a good article on welcome in the church: “Every week, people wander into our churches for theContinue reading “Gleanings – May 10, 2019”

Take in the Beauty

In standing and experiencing the beauty of a waterfall, it dawned on me that God gives us these moments of beauty-noticing—slowing down and unplugging from a digital, deadline world—to wake us up to the mystery and the beauty inherent in all of life. Our lives often move at freeway speed—detached from and unaware of the cars around us, the people we travel with, and even the stirrings and struggles in our own souls. 

Seeing and Believing

The second post in a series on Thomas from John 20. Perhaps you can identify with “Doubting” Thomas, and be met by Jesus in His kindness and grace.

An Easter Monday Resurrection Meditation

Resurrection surprises us. More often it bores us. In Christ, let us be reawakened to the awe and majesty of the life given to us through death.

The Insanity of Our Discontent

by Mike Phay Albert Einstein is famously quoted as saying, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” I propose a new definition, with the help of 17th century English Puritan Jeremiah Burroughs, from his classic The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment: “What is it that satisfiesContinue reading “The Insanity of Our Discontent”