Do I really believe these things or not?

Matthew 13:1–9 (NIV): That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. 2 Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore. 3 Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer wentContinue reading “Do I really believe these things or not?”

The culture of heaven cultivated in me

As I walk through Colossians 3:1-4:6, I am struck by the characteristics of the kingdom. I need to cultivate these characteristics in my own life. Especially this: “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” (4:2) I think of this prayer in that pursuit: Almighty and eternal God, so draw our hearts to you, soContinue reading “The culture of heaven cultivated in me”

Back to the ancient wells

My life has taken some loops in the last few weeks. Walking through the passing of my dad has been a beautifully difficult path. It continues to be. In my daily reading of Scripture, which I rely on so much, has become a challenge. I have had the joy of the daily readings from theContinue reading “Back to the ancient wells”