Worship: Homecoming

It’s a pretty common cliche to say, “It’s not the destination, it’s the journey that matters.” Not to an Israelite. To an ancient Israelite, the journey was important, but so …

The Lord Is Your Keeper

Psalm 121 is one of those passages we can have a hard time letting simply wash over us. We read it and think, “Yeah right…it can’t possibly be that way…have …

Praying How We Actually Feel

John Calvin called the Psalms an “anatomy of the soul”. They are songs that reflect all of the many and varied things we feel on the inside that correspond with …

Further Up & Further In

The Christian life is a pilgrimage. Eugene Peterson calls it a “long obedience in the same direction.” For the rest of the summer we’re going to be looking at a …

Engaged In a Process

What does it take to go from the life you have to having the life you’ve always wanted? You might be tempted into thinking that the answer is hard work …

Steering Into Conflict

I once heard Nancy Ortberg say that “Good leaders steer into conflict, not away from it.” Nancy’s admonition sent chills down my spine. Why? Because I am a leader, and …

Engaged In Our Relationships

The most important part of our lives may be our relationships. Being engaged in our relationships means lots of things, but it might first mean that we are committed to …

Engaged In the Mission

What’s your mission for today? Your mission might anywhere from getting the laundry done, to getting one step closer to graduation, to getting a promotion, to getting to retirement. So, …

It’s Not What You Do

What motivates you to go to work? Is it that you love your job? Is it that you are doing something you’re passionate about? Those are great motivators, but what …