June 26, 2018

The wildflowers are starting to bloom around us and the birds are everywhere making whatever sound birds make. It is always a reminder to me of part of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount. 

 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than...

June 13, 2018

Six years ago we quit our jobs, sold our house and embarked on an “adventure.” We wanted to better understand what it looks like for heaven to come to earth, now. How do we hear God’s voice? How do we listen to what God has to say on behalf of other people? When and how does God heal people? We wanted to be immersed and mentored in a community where God’s presence in the room was the norm. We also wanted to spend some time studying in the bible, in scripture about God’s presence. When we originally started we had three kid...

May 16, 2018

Years ago we had a teacher walk us through some different tools to help people hear God's voice. Over the years we have learned multiple different tools and strategies. This is just one. I was reminded of it on Sunday as we hiked along this crystal blue river and watched it curve around bends, hop over rocks and crash down waterfalls. 

1. Calm yourself down. This sounds easy but in reality getting to a place of internal calm is a thriving business these days. Mindfulness, yoga, various therapies and breathing tech...

May 10, 2018

How do you make decisions? How do you make decisions as a couple or team…how do you co-discern? We are all about experiencing more of God in every day life and one of the things we do every day is make decisions. We will celebrate 18 years of marriage this summer. It is mind blowing how many decisions we have made in those years. We have quit jobs, applied for jobs, moved (10 times), had four children, bought and sold houses, figured out how we spend money, how to move through conflict, how to parent. Some decisions are ef...

April 2, 2018

I recently became certified to both teach DISC, and to administer assessments and walk people through the results. In both marriage and parenting I have found the DISC behavior assessment to be extremely useful. Rather than a personality inventory, DISC measures four parts of normal behavior:

1. Our response to problems or challenges

2. How we influence others around our point of view

3. Our response to the pace of the environment around us

4. Our response to rules or procedures created and enforced by others

I find it not only...

March 28, 2018

Recap: 
1. Our God is King and has won the battle.
2. God entered into the pain and suffering of our world.
3. We do not need to be afraid of pain or suffering because God is with us and God came to set us free. 
4. God has filled us so that we can bring God's presence wherever we go. 
5. The goal of the cross is not just liberation on the other side of death, but liberation now on earth.

Read Psalm 150 
Thought: We are on week 6 of lent. Holy week started this Sunday--Palm Sunday. On Palm Sunday people lined the str...

March 21, 2018

1. Our God is King and has won the battle.
2. God entered into the pain and suffering of our world.
3. We do not need to be afraid of pain and suffering because God is with us and God came to set us free. 
4. God has filled us so that we can bring God's presence wherever we go. 

Week 5: Liberation-Read Psalm 146
Thought: The goal of the cross is not just liberation on the other side of death, but liberation now on earth. Jesus was continually talking about God’s kingdom, bringing God’s kingdom now. Jesus left, accord...

March 14, 2018

Recap: 
1. Our God is King and has won the battle.
2. God entered into the pain and suffering of our world.
3. We do not need to be afraid of pain, suffering because God is with us and God came to set us free. 

WEEK 4: Resistance Part 2 Read Psalm 127
Thought: Do you ever feel overwhelmed at the injustice and feel helpless at your role in ending it? I spent a season as a public defender, working in juvenile court representing kids either against their parents, the state or the school district. My job was to be the voice o...

March 8, 2018

RECAP: 
1. God is our King and has won the battle.
2. God entered into the pain and suffering in our world.

Week 3: Resistance- Psalms 46

Thought: Last week I wrote about solidarity--we have a God who entered into solidarity with us. God experienced our pain and the suffering of sin and brokenness. But solidarity isn't the end of the story. While Jesus was living in solidarity with us He did something else--He resisted. He did not succumb to the fear and hate of our world, nor did He adopt human constructions of success, i...

February 28, 2018

This is the second week of a lent devotional. Check out the last blog for week one. 

Read Psalm 40


Thought:

 Last week we looked at what it means to be a child of the King. This week remembering God has already won, we look at what it means to enter into solidarity with the pain/sin of the world. Jesus entered into the pain and suffering of being Human. It is so easy to read the news, listen to stories and to try to ignore, forget and move on partially because it is so overwhelming and because it is so easy to feel helples...

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