As stumbling and struggling believers in God's grace, we gather in a simple circle and wonder out loud. There are many things that perplex us. We share notes and try to make sense of our Father's sovereignty and grace. Sometimes, it seems He is out to get us. I remember reading a saint, she said … Continue reading Profound and Certain Issues
"Oh, how often they rebelled against him in the wilderness and grieved his heart in that dry wasteland." Psalm 78:40, NLT "For forty years I was angry with them, and I said, ‘They are a people whose hearts turn away from me. They refuse to do what I tell them.’" Psalm 95:10, NLT "And do … Continue reading The Art of Offending God
"One day Jesus called together his twelve disciples and gave them power and authority to cast out all demons and to heal all diseases. 2 Then he sent them out to tell everyone about the Kingdom of God and to heal the sick. 3 “Take nothing for your journey,” he instructed them. “Don’t take a walking stick, a traveler’s bag, food, money, or … Continue reading Hail, Hail the Gangs All Here!
In 1987 I was serving the Lord with S.O.S. Ministries in San Francisco, California. I was living in community with other team members in the Mission District on Sycamore St. Everything was rather gritty. (Some would say it was 'loathsome or gross,' but that seems unkind.) Wine bottles, mixed with the decor of fresh graffiti and was … Continue reading I Almost Killed a Man