Several days a week I walk past this church. This day, the sun was beginning to set.  It was what I call the golden hour.  The sky was an intense blue and the church, which seems to usually be shaded, was illuminated. I wanted to share this golden moment with you.  The photos were edited and ready to insert into this post.  And then I struggled.  Wrestled, really.  Today something happened that I had to continually stand against with the shield of faith and the sword of the spirit. It involved a church.     I believe in the church. Ideally once we choose to follow Christ we need to be … [Read more...]

Obedience. It’s what most parents expect from their children. How often do we, as adults, think of our own obedience? Sure we obey the local laws, don’t run traffic lights (or at least hope to get through the yellow before it changes to red), or steal from our neighbors.  How often though do we hear God and obey him?   Right now I’m struggling a bit with this.  Sometimes God asks us to do something that we really rather not do.  At our last church we had a large successful VBS (Vacation Bible School).  My part was being what you might call an artistic director for the transformation of a … [Read more...]