January 18, 2021

Speaking of Life 3009 | Jonah—Prophet or Cautionary Tale

If you’ve ever thought you’ve developed a better path forward than the one God has revealed, remember Jonah’s cautionary tale. He was so confident in how God “should” be acting, he nearly missed what God was doing – spoiler God’s agenda is always love. Let’s not miss out on joining him in sharing that love with the whole world.
January 11, 2021

Speaking Of Life 3008 | Lukewarm Coffee

Receiving the perfect gift, having someone offer the exact help we need, the space to vent without judgment. If you have ever experienced any of the events described, you have a glimpse into a powerful feeling of being known. The Psalms reveal that our Creator knows us better than we know ourselves. And through Jesus, God gives us himself to be known. There’s no greater gift than knowing and being known by God.
January 4, 2021

Speaking of Life 3007 | God’s Graffiti

For hundreds of years, humans have used graffiti to tell a story of what is happening around them. Often, common symbols are used to mark a territory belonging to an individual or group. In the gospels, we see the Holy Spirit inspiring the repeating the use of words to create connections between gospel accounts, and mark that “God was here”. Just as God is living and active during Biblical times, he is constantly and faithfully working in the details of our lives. May you see the marking of his fingerprints in your life today!
December 28, 2020

Speaking Of Life 3006 | Fitting In and Belonging

Do you feel like you don’t fit in sometimes? Like you don’t belong? Paul reminds us in Ephesians that, through Jesus even the most diverse groups are united. Because of Christ’s love, we don’t have to change to belong. In the kingdom, our differences are celebrated, gathered together in the body of Christ reflect God’s glory.
December 21, 2020

Speaking of Life 3005 | The Twist Ending

Do we recognize Jesus as the twist ending in the story of our lives? He completes not only your story, and mine, but the grand narrative of all of humanity. Jesus picks up our broken pieces and puts them all together and makes us whole again!
December 14, 2020

Speaking of Life 3004 | Favored by God

Mary was a teenager when the angel Gabriel told her that she was going to become pregnant with God’s Son. Like us, Mary needed some reassurance. Even though she wasn’t sure that she was ready, God assured her that he was with her.
December 7, 2020

Speaking of Life 3003 | Mary’s Restoration

This Advent season, let us be reminded that Christ’s coming brings us hope! Only through Jesus can we experience true restoration.
November 30, 2020

Speaking of Life 3002 | Walking on Glass Floors

Like the tourist walking on the glass floor, when we lose faith, let us find comfort in God’s grace. He is there through our ups and downs!
November 23, 2020

Speaking Of Life 3001 | To Photograph the Unseeable

Just like taking the picture of the first black hole to ever be photographed, prophecy in its biblical form is similar, a reflection of refraction of reality. In the midst of a blurry and unsure reality, Jesus will be there to meet us at the end.
November 16, 2020

Speaking Of Life 2052 | No Room for Bullies

In a seemingly chaotic world, let us look up to our Sovereign God who judges righteously, leaving no one behind. Everyone is within His careful hands, guiding us as our Good Shepherd and empowering us to be bearers of peace.