The Surprising Evangelical Power of Follow Through

The Surprising Evangelical Power of Follow Through

Many years ago a friend told me, “You always follow through with your word.  Like last night when you said you were going to make me a CD with a song I like...I didn’t think you’d do it, but you did.” She went on to tell me how my making the CD spoke to her. I’ll...

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Morning Prayer

Morning Prayer

        God,   I am   Selfish   Broken   Feeble   Crabby   Prideful   Insecure   Greedy     Will you   Use me today for your glory   Fill me with wisdom   Break me for your purpose...

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Steve Brown Etc. Blog

Steve Brown Etc. Blog

If you've followed my blog for awhile, you know I love to recommend my favorite websites. There's a site I go to in order to download podcasts. It's called Steve Brown Etc.  Steve has a lively panel, lots of humor, and the most interesting guests. The theme always is...

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Oh Lord It’s Hard to be Humble

Oh Lord It’s Hard to be Humble

Source: comedycouch.com via Lucille on Pinterest *This is a blog post I wrote two years ago. In Ecclesiastes 7:16, the wisest man in the Bible – Solomon -- is contrasting the topics of wisdom and folly. He includes one tiny little verse that I never noticed before: Do...

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Sneeches Sitting around God’s Table

Sneeches Sitting around God’s Table

  Source: google.com via Lucille on Pinterest   Recently I read The Jesus Creed by Scot McKnight. When asked by an expert in the law where to begin with spiritual formation, McKnight explains that Jesus answered by giving the Jesus Creed. But Jesus amends...

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Dog Daze

Two a.m. I rolled over and tried to quiet the low-pitched cadence of the dog barking in my dream. I woke up and realized the bark was real. Lying still and concentrating, I tried to will the dog’s owner into letting his pup in. What’s wrong with people? Are they so...

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Welcome to Our World

Lately, I've been thinking about how tiny Christ was when he came to this world.  How small and fragile.  I can't get it off my mind.  Michael W. Smith's lyrics seem to capture some of what I'm feeling this Christmas season.   Tears are falling, hearts are breaking...

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