Tag Archives: peace

Jesus Shows Us The Way

I believe that Jesus shows us how to live fully human. Many people will emphasize Jesus’ divine side to the detriment of his human side. We lose something crucial if we only see Jesus as merely God or human. Christianity claims Jesus as fully God and fully human. We need both sides. Jesus is fully …

Continue reading

Running To God

Three days ago, Jesus suffered and died on the cross. He said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” God forgives us before we repent. Jesus on the cross prays forgiveness on those who nailed him to the cross. Who put him there? We did you and me. He cried …

Continue reading

Be Peace

Peace is important. Something we all struggle with from time to time. Things happen to us to knock us off balance and we lose our peace. We suffer a break up, face a break down, lose a loved one, a relationship blows up in our face, endure an illness, death and destruction bears down on …

Continue reading

Christmas Eve Message (2012)

It’s Christmas Eve! Another day until Christmas, a day of exuberant celebration for Jesus Christ, our Lord and savior who came to bring the good news that God loves all and means to redeem the world to all who would and will receive it. The birth of our Lord means so much. It means life, …

Continue reading

Light of Peace

The second candle of Advent is the candle of peace. I would like to share some reflections on hope. My intention is that my words will not only help you celebrate the Advent season, but live the season deeply and bring it into the New Year. Peace is important. Something we all struggle with from …

Continue reading

Toward Heaven

In a recent post, I wrote about how Heaven will be full of sinners. I wrote about how we are already saved, blessed, and graced in Jesus Christ. That even before we turn to God that God has already done the hard work. Done. Finished. Our life here and now is a mere response to …

Continue reading

Prayer and Peace

Last weekend, I went on a retreat with a group of men from my church. We gathered to hear a teaching on Philippians, fellowship, learn more about one another, pray, and refresh ourselves in a little mountain camp. I would like a share a bit about what I learned this weekend. I will do a …

Continue reading

Rejoice Always!

Philippians 4 is a powerful chapter in a powerful epistle. I would to show how verses 4-7 tell us the kind of life we are meant to live. It shows us how powerful prayer is, how we should respond to life (the ups and downs, good and bad), the kind of attitude we should have …

Continue reading

At Church Week Three

So, my class continued this week. We discussed forgiveness–how difficult, life-altering, and personal it is. I began the class by sharing two recent instances where I had to forgive or my life would’ve taken for the much worse. We forgive not for the other person or to say its Ok. We forgive to heal our …

Continue reading

I Am Not Doomed!

If you, dear reader read my previous Doomed (blessed) To Be Single you may know that this has been a tough week. I liked a girl. She’s amazing. Awesome is the word I used with her. She was flattered, wants to be my friend, and yet she doesn’t want to date me. That is fine. …

Continue reading