Living Tethered to the Cross

St. Francis of  Assisi once wrote, “The devil never rejoices more than when he robs a servant of God of the peace of God.” Sometimes I think I’ve made the devil dance far too many times. I confess that peace has never been real high on my list. Love, joy, kindness and even goodness are clear […]

The Art of Begging

Jesus looked at his followers and said,     “You people who are poor are blessed,       because the kingdom of God belongs to you”. Luke 6:20, NCV It is an astonishing thing, to have Jesus look at you. His steady, focused gaze is transformational, He sees me, and in this huge mass of […]

Are You Getting Enough Mercy in Your Daily Diet?

“Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.” Matt. 5:6 If you have been given mercy, you now should try hard to give it away!  And only those who show mercy will be those who continue to receive mercy, even a habitual, continual mercy focused right on you.   Being a merciful person doesn’t mean […]