The discussions of Mosaic Church in Bellingham, Wa.
Permitting & Prohibiting
This year I found myself looking at the new year with a bit different set of lenses. I think part of it was seeing all the posts and comments about leaving 2020 behind and being so glad it was over, as if the turning of the calendar was going to make any difference at all with regard to the pandemic or the restrictions we are all experiencing. I read something that got me thinking about a different idea or way of looking into the NY.
Luke 2 - Love
"I say it every year, but if there is one thing missing from Advent, it's math!"
Shalom In The Midst Of Anxiety
If Jesus is the ruler of the domain of peace, then when I step outside of peace, I am outside the realm of where Jesus rules. Or said another way, when my actions or thinking creates anxiety and worry in my life, something is wrong with my actions or thinking. Of course, I can’t do this every waking moment, but the more I can be in touch with my own internal and external experience of shalom, the more I can be in touch with God’s presence in my life.
Hope That Does Not Disappoint
Remember when you had people over or met in a restaurant for a party? Remember last year when you went to Christmas parties and got to celebrate NY’s Eve with a whole bunch of friends? It’s hard to get excited about anything these days, for fear that it won’t happen.
This year, more than most years, we need to shout the words, "DON'T LOSE HOPE!"
Betrayal - 2
Though the book of Job never comes right out and says that Job’s friends betray him, this is what I see in his response. I see a man that has been betrayed by those that he thought had come around to help him process his loss and pain. Boy was he wrong!
Betrayed - Part 1
How many of you have ever been betrayed by someone, such that it impacted your life in a significant way?
Most of us have!