Recently on Facebook, I was asked a question about what the mission of this blog is and I realized that I only had a basic idea of what that is. I took the past week and decided to plan out a bit more of what I would like to accomplish through these platforms. Here are … Continue reading What is This All About?
"Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest." -Mark 6:31 Do you ever feel like you're just going and going and going without any time to just sit for a while? Does your mind get overwhelmed with project deadlines, remembering birthdays, and trying to figure out what to cook for … Continue reading A Journey Through Mark-Chapter 6
The demon-possessed man has always been one of those stories that didn't sit well with me. I always seem to find myself asking, "Did the people in the nearby town know that he was possessed when he was chained up? Or were they just responding to something they didn't understand?" Upon reading this passage for … Continue reading A Journey Through Mark-Chapter 5
Focus: Mark 4:1-9 Mark's Gospel gives us a number of parables about seeds and growth that seem pretty straightforward at first. The seed is the message of the Gospel, the earth is the recipient of the message. When I have read these parables in the past, I have focused a lot on the seed being … Continue reading A Journey Through Mark-Chapter 4
Chapter Three of Mark brings up an interesting view of how we are all siblings in Jesus. In verses 33-35, Jesus asks who his mother and brothers are and answers that whoever does God's will is his brother and sister and mother. (Mark 3:33-35) This puts all those who follow Jesus in a familial relationship … Continue reading A Journey Through Mark- Chapter 3
On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” Mark 2:17 NIV "Ethical behavior is doing the right thing when no one else is watching- even when doing the wrong thing is legal." Aldo Leopold I … Continue reading A Journey Through Mark- Chapter 2
At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well … Continue reading A Journey Through Mark- Chapter 1
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I was reading Matthew 25:31-46 where Jesus is giving the talk about, "Whatever you did for the least of these, you did for me," and on the opposite side, "Whatever you did not do for the least of these, you did not do for me." (Mt 25:40, 45) In this scripture, Jesus equates those who … Continue reading A COVID Response
This upcoming Sunday is All Saint's Sunday in church. As such, we are singing the hymn "For All the Saints," one of those hymns I love to hear and to sing but dread playing. I've told myself for so many years that this hymn is way too difficult for me to play due to the … Continue reading But That’s Not How I Thought It Would Go…
I've been a bit quiet over the past few months which hasn't really been ideal for the consistent writing goal that I set for this blog when I originally began. This summer has been jam-packed with moves, new church job, transferring of ministry applications, marriage, a new puppy, and a lot more that you can … Continue reading A New Year… School Year