Menu

A faithful presence of love in the absences of our city.

Blog

Subscribe to the RSS Feed
  • Featured Posts
  • All Posts

Hope in Winter

Hope in Winter

"This world that we live in can seem dark at times, or all the time. However, we place our hope and trust in the One that has already come to defeat the darkness, and who will come again. Jesus has already won, and we came rest in him knowing that one day all things will be made right."...

Keep Reading

Humility Undefiled

Humility Undefiled

"Jacob’s humility, though impressive is undermined by his actions that follow (lying and fleeing). Maybe Jacob was ultimately thinking about himself even during his reconciliation. But, the Holy One of Israel reveals pure love and humility…. He is the one for whom all things exist, but he made himself as nothing. Look outside yourself to that humility undefiled."...

Keep Reading

Pleading Prayers

Pleading PRayers

"Unlike Jacob’s, my pleading prayers have often sounded like wishful thinking. It is rare that I claim the promises of God for my son when I think of his healing. And my prayers often remain limited to what I expect God to do rather than opening them up to what aligns with His character. When I have not studied the character of God in depth, my prayers become based on ...

Keep Reading

God, Are you there?

God, Are you there_

"When I feel a conviction, who is it that provides that feeling within me? Where is it coming from? My uncanny observation of my self? Surely not. I am not aware enough of that - are you? But it comes from GOD. YHWH, or phonetically known as Yahweh. Our God is close enough to communicate with us to say “you sense that I am distant, but I am closer than your skin; within ...

Keep Reading

Grace, No Matter What

Grace, No Matter What

"God used sinful, wretched, sick-hearted people, the lowly and lesser, people just Leah, Rachel, Jacob, and like us, to bring His son to the Earth, the ultimate atonement. I often laugh in amazement at the mysterious and backward ways that God works. The way that His ultimate plan and love for us is still seen to fruition and never foiled, although we make horrendous choic...

Keep Reading

Heav'n's Morning Breaks

Heav'n's morning breaks

“Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies”- things have felt heavy lately. Sometimes the brokenness of the world feels so weighty. As a family we have been processing a friend’s unexpected divorce, another friend’s mom has been diagnosed with breast cancer, a firefighter Stephen worked with shockingly took his own life last week. And I am left trying to wr...

Keep Reading

Sin & The Righteous Older Brother

SIn & The righteous older brother

"At the end of the story, we are left with the younger son reconciled to his father while we are uncertain as to the status of the older son; though the sins of the younger may have been more severe, the ultimate reconciliation of the younger son to the father made any gradations of sin irrelevant in light of the category of being in grace. And this, then, is the principle...

Keep Reading

God's Place

God's Place

"Many of God’s promises, fulfillments of prophecy, and visions sent to his people were completed within the wilderness. Our God is a God of descension. He has shown time and time again that he is present in the wilderness. When we are in communion with God the wilderness is no longer a place of fear, but a place of renewal and strengthening. We may often exist in a dese...

Keep Reading

The Grift

The Grift

"Maybe I’ve been so frustrated with Jacob because I’m so much like Issac, attempting to pull the grift over on God because I’m so attached to my way of thinking. I’m caught up in my expectations, those expectations that have been shaped by my culture and how my world might view me, that I ignore the possible bigger picture the Lord is working through His unconvent...

Keep Reading

Can You Find Hope in the Desert?

Can you find hope in the desert_

"When we throw our hands up, and we are wondering where our unanswered prayers went, we forget that God has given us glimpses of blessings during our trials, according to His plan. We will not have total relief from suffering on this side of heaven, but we will have beautiful glimpses of the Lord’s rest to give us hope in the desert place until the plan for our ultimate ...

Keep Reading
Subscribe