Smoke

Smoke

I also said to myself, “As for humans, God tests them so that they may see that they are like the animals. Surely the fate of human beings is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath; humans...
Seeing (Unsandaled)

Seeing (Unsandaled)

God said, “Don’t come any closer. Remove your sandals from your feet. You’re standing on holy ground.” -from Exodus 3 “Earth’s crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God, But only he who sees takes off his shoes; The rest sit round and pluck...
Open Hearts, Open Ears

Open Hearts, Open Ears

Be careful, however, that the exercise of your rights does not become a stumbling block to the weak. For if someone with a weak conscience sees you, with all your knowledge, eating in an idol’s temple, won’t that person be emboldened to eat what is sacrificed to...
Experimenting

Experimenting

The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. -from John 10 The theme...
Living Abundantly

Living Abundantly

No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. -Jesus, in the sixth chapter of the Gospel of Matthew Here’s an old sermon trick for you. Ready? Okay. It’s a...