A Reflection on Grieving

In university, I read many books considered classics in French literature. One of them was Albert Camus’ existential novella, L’Etranger (The Stranger). The work begins dramatically with a profound announcement delivered by the main character, “Aujourd’hui, Maman est morte” (or in English, “Mom died today”). Camus’ main character, Meursault, shows no sadness or emotion overContinue reading “A Reflection on Grieving”

An Invitation This Easter

In the time between when they saw their Lord Jesus crucified and when they saw Him again as the resurrected Christ, the disciples must have felt so many emotions: despair, grief, anger, disbelief, fear and shock. But what does the biblical text tell us about how Jesus’ disciples reacted? Silent Sabbath There is very littleContinue reading “An Invitation This Easter”

Through the Eyes of a Child

When you serve for any length of time in children’s ministry, especially in the early elementary school years, you quickly learn to anticipate the answer you will get from the kids for any question asked of them. Their response is always Jesus. The louder they shout their response, the more their faces shine. Seriously, noContinue reading “Through the Eyes of a Child”

Choose to Be a Blessing

I am rapidly learning how difficult it is to fully articulate a biblical teaching or even the gospel message in a concise blog. I often feel ill-equipped as I face the blank page. Writer’s block sets in. Insecurities take over. There is so much to learn, and it will be a lifelong pursuit and practice.Continue reading “Choose to Be a Blessing”

Let’s Talk About Change

I’ve been thinking a lot about change lately.  In general, I like change. I like the adventure of it and exploring the unknown. I love learning new things. I’m not a huge fan of routine, and I get easily bored. During a twenty-year period, I once moved seventeen times between three different states and twoContinue reading “Let’s Talk About Change”

Letter to a Friend, Part Deux

Dear friend, You might be wondering why I opted to write “Part Deux” as opposed to “Part Two.” Am I a snob? Am I trying to impress? Probably so. Actually, no.  I was once fluent in French. I majored in the language in university and had the opportunity to study abroad to develop fluency and experienceContinue reading “Letter to a Friend, Part Deux”

Consider Jesus…

The last month or so, my church has been in a teaching series that has been a reflection on some of the older hymns not as commonly sung during Christian worship services anymore. Throughout the series, we have sung contemporary renditions of these same hymns that resonate in the soul with their simplicity and power.Continue reading “Consider Jesus…”