Where is this peace on earth I hear so much about?

Yesterday we talked about the peace that Jesus makes available for all mankind. In our Softer Sunday service we sang this classic Christmas hymn. And as we were singing I was struck by the despair in the third verse. This song was written during the American Civil War. A time when the nation was beingContinue reading “Where is this peace on earth I hear so much about?”

Bringing enemies together = the gospel

Isaiah 19:24-25 says: 24 In that day Israel will be the third with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing in the midst of the earth, 25 whom the Lord of hosts has blessed, saying, “Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel my inheritance.” In this chapter the prophet isContinue reading “Bringing enemies together = the gospel”

Dealing with angry people

some more brilliance from Seth Godin – Angry People are Different. There was a statement that I heard yesterday, “That guy is just angry.” It’s interested that often we try to placate angry people, we ignore them, or we disregard everything they say. I’ve dealt with angry parents, and church members.  And often it’s notContinue reading “Dealing with angry people”

Mowing the Lawn and Clearing My Head

I mowed my lawn today.  It was awesome.  It looks awesome.  Kathy and I are fortunate because we have a large yard, we love having the space to let Judah Play, we love the possibilities that our lot provides.  And in a region where yards are going away quickly with each new house crammed rightContinue reading “Mowing the Lawn and Clearing My Head”