Waiting on God – An Advent Practice

Waiting on God - An Advent Practice

I used to believe the month of December lasted longer than all the other months put together. I was hard-wired to look forward to Christmas Day as a child. The waiting was nearly impossible. Waiting is never easy. It doesn’t matter whether you’re waiting for Christmas, a baby to arrive, or medical results, time slows … Read more

What Does It Mean To Be A Sign, Instrument & Foretaste? – Part 2

Lesslie Newbigin

“How is it that music can, without words, evoke our laughter, our fears, our highest aspirations?” ― Jane Swan Lesslie Newbigin’s description of the church’s mission to be a sign, instrument and foretaste of the kingdom of God is beautiful. In this series I’m looking at each of Newbigin’s images to see how they enlighten … Read more

How to see where your Story and God’s Story Entwine

Story

I love stories. Stories have the power to capture our hearts and give voice to our feelings. They help us understand our own lives. Who doesn’t love a good story? God weaves his story into ours. Or more accurately, our stories are woven into God’s. God leaves his fingerprint on the lives of followers of … Read more

2 Small Shifts to Help you Live Missionally

Live Missionally

Many followers of Jesus struggle to live missionally. Sometimes we feel like we aren’t mature enough in our faith. Sometimes we don’t know where to begin. Maybe we we don’t think we have time to add another thing to our schedules. These are reasonable issues, but what if there were easy ways to live missionally? … Read more