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Archives for January 2015

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Healthy confrontation conversations

How can we have healthier conversations about the sins we see in our friends’ lives?...

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Weighing Advice

What David needed (and had) was a source beyond his friends against which he could weigh their advice. We need the same thing....

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Knit Together

Two different personalities held in the Master Knitter's hands are fashioned into something beautiful....

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With a little help from my friends

Blessed are those who have friends who can talk them out of doing stupid things....

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With You Heart and Soul

We all need friends who are going to be with us heart and soul....

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The Party Beyond The End of Time

Our feasts and celebrations and parties here in this life are, in a way, rehearsals for the party we have waiting for us in heaven....

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Play in the light

Whatever pleasures we’re seeking in our seedy, secret, self-destructive moments of play are fully fulfilled in Christ. God delights to have us play in the light....

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What Grandchildren Teach Us About Play

What stands out most to me about a child's play is the way it is woven throughout their day. ...

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Jesus keeps the party going

Even our most festive moments can be tinged with disappointment. Whatever it was that was supposed to keep the party going, runs out....

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God at play

Adam isn’t just set in the Garden to work. He gets to enjoy it too. This has tremendous implications for our work and our play....

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The Work of Cooperation

We are invited to cooperate with Jesus even as he cooperates with the Father....

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Working to believe

It's okay to work to believe...

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Will your work spoil or endure?

Jesus can give you what you’re looking for--what you’d really work for if you only knew it was available and the difference it would make....

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Reap the benefits

We are tremendously blessed to not have to start from scratch in every arena of life....

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Eating your work

Have you ever engaged in work that's so fulfilling that you forgot to eat? That's the kind of work that Jesus did. And that's the kind of work he calls us to do....

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Looking back, looking ahead

A lot of our work in 2015 will involve undoing damage from 2014....

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Drawing your identity

Building our lives around anything other than Jesus eventually collapses...

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What reaction reveals about relationship

How do you react when someone criticizes or critiques your work?...

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Who do you think you are?

Who you think you are has a tremendous impact on how your work shapes you....

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Limits on Work

From the very beginning, God has put limits on work....

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God's work and ours

God expects us to be active participants in his work of ordering and sustaining the world....

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The Fall of Work

Discouragement and frustration don’t remove the need for work....

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