Someday, Someday

This world is not our home.  I'm reminded of that whenever I or someone close to me experiences pain and trouble.  Things aren't the way they are supposed to be. But someday...someday...God is going to right every wrong.  Someday, all the poor and powerless will be invited to sit down at a great feast in … Continue reading Someday, Someday

Reflections on the Psalms: Psalm 23 Part 3

These past two weeks I've shared some thoughts on Psalm 23.  Today, I want to look at the final section of this great song of David. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me … Continue reading Reflections on the Psalms: Psalm 23 Part 3

Reflections on the Psalms: Psalm 23 Part 2

I love the Psalms.  They are such rich, authentic prayers by real, broken people.  Last week, I shared some reflections on the first part of Psalm 23.  Today, I want to look at the middle section of Psalm 23. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no … Continue reading Reflections on the Psalms: Psalm 23 Part 2

Reflections on the Psalms: 23rd Psalm

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.  He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Psalm 23:1-3 (KJV) This is probably the most well known chapter in the Bible.  … Continue reading Reflections on the Psalms: 23rd Psalm

Comparison is the Thief of Joy

There I was, at the gym, pumping iron, and feeling good.  I was lifting more weight than I had ever lifted before in my life! And then it happened.  I looked over, saw some skinny dude racking up the weight on his bar, and lift more weight and pound out more reps than what I … Continue reading Comparison is the Thief of Joy

Reflections on the Psalms: Part 1

Back in Jr. High, I have this vivid memory of feeling like an outsider and like I didn’t know my place.  Have you ever felt that way? If you’re like most people- you probably have felt that way at some point in your life. Now- Jr. High is awkward for pretty much everybody. You’re getting … Continue reading Reflections on the Psalms: Part 1

Chosen Over Passion or Hillsong

You can tell Easter is just around the corner; everyone is releasing their new worship albums! This month both Passion and Hillsong released new albums. Instead of picking them up- I decided to get the first offering from the new partnership between Mars Hill Church and Tooth and Nail Records. The band Citizens is one … Continue reading Chosen Over Passion or Hillsong

Book Review: Forgotten God

Forgotten God by Francis Chan: I read his more famous book, Crazy Love, a couple of years ago and had really mixed feelings about it.  I have a few friends who loved Crazy Love and that book literally changed their lives.  I struggled with it and thought Chan was taking some potshots at American Christians … Continue reading Book Review: Forgotten God

Its Been A Wild Ride

This past Sunday our church went multi-site and we had over 200 people connecting or reconnecting with God! Less than two years ago, we felt God call our family to move from Denver, CO to Madison, WI to help change the spiritual climate of this city by planting churches.  It has been a wild ride! … Continue reading Its Been A Wild Ride