Mature Christians Renounce Barren Religion

  "Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead..." Spirituality wears many disguises. It’s best one is “religion.” Pharisees are the same yesterday, today, and forever. They can imitate spiritual depth with the best of them. They appear to doggedly press into the heart of things, when they are actually just working to …

Contemplation

  I’ve always been weak on waiting, not just waiting on God, but waiting on––or for––just about anyone or anything. If there’s such a thing as a “gift of waiting” I either didn’t get that one or I did but I buried it somewhere along the line so as not to have to use it. …

The Missional, Merciful, WORSHIPFUL Christian (Part 4 of 4)

The contrast of sisters, Mary and Martha, in this chapter is well known. Martha nervously toiled to get lunch on the table while her sister sat serenely at Jesus’ feet. In my twenties when I was first learning how to commune with the Lord in prayer and worship, the Spirit pointed me to this story, …

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