To This Day

Maybe you've seen this before, maybe you haven't. It's worth watching either way.   And if you can’t see anything beautiful about yourself Get a better mirror Look a little closer Stare a little longer Because there’s something inside you That made you keep trying Despite everyone who told you to quit You built a …

No Less a Miracle

This past Friday night was spent with some of my favorite people watching one of my favorite bands play one of their best shows of the year. Every year Vileween is part rock show, part costume party and part gathering of old friends. It's always a great night and a good chance to catch up …

The Furious Longing of God

Employing adjectives such as furious, passionate, vehement, and aching to describe the longing of God are my mumbling and fumbling to express the Inexpressible. Yet, I plod on. Both theology, which is faith seeking understanding, and spirituality, which is the faith-experience of what we understand intellectually, offer a glimpse into the mystery. Now we see …

Boomsauce

we were meant to be out there, rather than screened in and looking out I love it when I read something that just reaches out and smacks me in the face. I love it even more when I know the person who wrote it and know that it's not just lip service. As I'm so …

Tuesday Tunes – We Will Worship You

This song always wrecks me. Save us from these comforts Break us of our need for the familiar Spare us any joy that’s not of You And we will worship You If I could honestly pray that every single day and really mean it...

Lord, I Need You

Monday's Ray of Hope comes in the lyrics of a familiar song: Where sin runs deep Your grace is more Where grace is found is where You are And where You are, Lord, I am free Holiness is Christ in me I know I tend  to focus on the depth and breadth of any problems …

Tuesday Tunes

This is very different from what most of us are used to in our churches. And I'm not convinced that's a bad thing. Take off your cynic's cap for a few minutes and soak this in. This is what happens when you approach communal worship as an experience instead of an activity.

Toeholds

  Some of my best friends are really into rock climbing. I'm a fan of being on the ground but I love going and watching these guys climb. What I've learned from sitting on the ground watching them climb what looks like sheer rock faces is that good climbing is a series small movements and …