New church, new town, new friends. Same me, right? I had a dream a few weeks ago that some old scars became fresh wounds and one of my new friends from church saw them and reacted badly. The dream stuck with me, and I couldn't shake the image of both the wounds and his stunned … Continue reading Let’s Talk.
God just doesn’t complete me like he used to. Someone I care about told me recently that God doesn’t complete her like he used to. My immediate response, at least in my mind, was a catch phrase used in a theology lecture about worship last year; “It’s not about you, stupid.” I didn’t verbalise this … Continue reading Is it about you?
What would you say if I told you that I was tired? …If I told you I was lonely? …If I told you I was scared? I am afraid that you would say nothing, or that you would tell me that you do not understand. I am afraid you would wring your hands awkwardly or … Continue reading Looking Back… (From Sep. ’09)
When you kick your toe, you have an automatic reaction. It might shouting an expletive, or it might be squealing. Mine is hopping around for a bit and squealing. There are a lot of things that we develop automatic reactions to, and sometimes it is hard to discern whether or not that reaction is a … Continue reading No Record of Wrongs
Katy Perry is marrying Russell Brand, and that isn't news I really care about, but something she said sent my mind wandering on a whole other tangent - she said that she's marrying him because she finally found a man who can lead her. Not only is this proof that she's still got some of … Continue reading Marriage (uh oh, you say)
There are moments that freeze you. Your heartbeat quickens but your body is stuck, even though all you want to do is run and hide. Eventually you respond, and there's another moment... You hold your breath, everyone else freezes and finally, life resumes but you still haven't recovered. I had one of those this week. … Continue reading Exposed
Tonight I attended the churches 18+ Bible study for the first time. My expectation was not high, but it was definitely exceeded in a big way. We spoke about the role of pastor-teachers in the church, using passages from 1 & 2 Timothy, and a bit from 1 Peter. I would give you a concise … Continue reading Pastor Pressures and Pet Fish