I spoke to a new friend recently who was recommitting his life to Christ. He complained that the Christian life is hard. He is right. We talked about some of our personal faults and how we pay more attention. In the past, we might have done these things without giving a thought to the impact our actions had on the people around us. My friend … Continue reading Not Guilty!
I turned 40 years old this past Fall. 40 is a significant number in the Bible. The Genesis flood was accompanied by 40 days and nights of rain. The Jews wandered through their temptation in the desert for 40 years. Jesus spent 40 days in the wilderness fasting and contemplating his mission. It is this last one that is significant on this day. So, you … Continue reading My First Ash Wednesday!
I love Bibles. Lately, I have resorted to reading verses online through one of the many online Bibles at Crosswalk.com. However, there is nothing like sitting down and spending a late night with God’s word in true book form. This past Fall, I purchased the Spiritual Formation Bible from Renovaré. It is in the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) translation, which I had never purchased … Continue reading Book Review, Of Sorts -The Renovaré Spiritual Formation Bible