While some people’s midlife crisis leads them to buy a motorcycle or start running marathons, my midlife crisis led me to stop chasing the fading glow of Sunday.
"The monastery is a school of love because it teaches us to forget ambition, convenience and self-gratification in order to open our hearts to love."
“Every step closer to my soul excites the scornful laughter of my devils, those cowardly ear-whisperers and poison-mixers.” -C. G. Jung "We are not unaware of the Devil's schemes" (2 Cor. 2:11). In 1978, spiritual writer Richard Foster wrote: "In contemporary society our Adversary majors in three things: noise, hurry, and crowds. If he can keep … Continue reading The Enemy of Our Soul
Last night my 5-year old asked, “Daddy, if Jesus lives in Heaven, and he’s going to bring us there when we die, then why did he put us on Earth at all?”
I just realized in my 41st year of life, in my 21st year of intentionally following Jesus, and my 11th year as pastor of MainStreet that…I am Nicodemus. And I’m not alone.
When I find myself revisiting the valley of the shadow of death and making mental mud pies in the pit, the mind of my “flesh” tells me I'm in Enemy territory. The Spirit of Truth reminds me, "The light shines in the darkness."