The Power of Story

The Power of Story

“Stories are verbal acts of hospitality.” ― Eugene H. Peterson We all love stories. If it isn’t our favorite book, movie, or tv show captivating our attention, it’s a humorous anecdote from a friend or co-worker. I’m a pretty strong believer in the idea that good...

Joshua’s Conquest Took Time

The book of Joshua records the conquest of Canaan by the Israelites. It takes eleven chapters to tell the story, with one of those chapters recounting Joshua’s transition into leadership and five dealing only with the capture of Jericho. It is a whirlwind tour. Five...
The Slow Path

The Slow Path

Faith formation is a slow process.  It takes time to develop maturity. There are no short cuts. There is no quick and easy fix that will get you to where you need to go. The path toward maturity is slow-moving and will require patience. Spiritual maturity must happen...
How to Pray For Others

How to Pray For Others

Praying for others is important, but it can be difficult. Praying is an essential part of living out our faith. The Bible tells us to pray for others. As a result, we are to pray for ourselves, for our government, and for our enemies. Paul tells Timothy, “I urge you,...
Choosing The Best Things

Choosing The Best Things

Do you focus your time and attention on the best things? One of the most challenging aspects of intentionally developing our faith is learning to choose how we spend our time. Our time is a precious commodity, and in many ways is the most valuable resource that we...