Communion on the Dining Room Floor

We had communion at church on Sunday morning.  On the drive there, I reminded Sam – in terms that a five year old can understand -  what communion means.  I explained that communion is a way of showing people that we love Jesus and a reminder that God loves us.  It’s a way of saying …

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But Still

I don't know why, but for some reason, I loved this passage.  I found it hugely reassuring.  Even when I'm overwhelmed with what is going on around me or with the many discouraging stories on the news, God is constant.  Hab 3:17-19 We may have diseases that can wipe out whole cities;   We may …

The Clay

I wrote about this passage three times.  The first time, I totally ignored the part where potter's creation was destroyed and the potter started over.  I simply wrote about being lovingly created by the Creator.  I didn't want to consider the possibility of my being broken apart by the one who created me.    I still don't understand it.  …

Of Course

Over the last number of years, I have read the story that we call 'The Prodigal Son' from several perspectives.   I usually think of myself as one or the other of the sons.  This year when I read Luke 15:11-32,  I read it through the eyes of the father.  Reflecting on my experience as a …