December 20, 2018

Joseph: Fear or Faith (A Mini-Series on Joseph and Mary)

My name is Joseph, and I could use a little guidance. My life has turned upside down, and I am conflicted—to say the least—as to how to respond. As my father often said, “Joseph, there are two kinds of people […]
December 13, 2018

Mary: Hope (A Mini-Series on Joseph and Mary)

Hi, I’m Mary, and I am sick to my stomach. Literally, but also figuratively, as well. I’m 14 years old, and my dreams are about to come true. Or were about to come true. It all looks so hopeless now. […]
November 29, 2018

Tohu wa-bohu to Tov

John begins his Gospel, “In the beginning,” to take us back to Genesis 1 and the creation story. Here is God’s own the description of the universe prior to creation. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now […]
November 8, 2018

Obedience out of Love, Logic, and Gratitude

Performance is fear-based. Obedience is love-based. Performance is about points, as in accumulating enough points to earn the rewards we deserve. Obedience is about pleasing, as in pleasing my Heavenly Father. As I have pondered my own transition from performance […]

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