We shove all these disappointments and confusions into a spiritual junk drawer - we don’t know where else to put them. We tell ourselves, “I’ll deal with it later."
As a 6'-7" tall dude, I've had a hard time relating to Zacchaeus, the "wee little man" who couldn't see Jesus because of the crowd. In a crowd of people, I am the "tree" that many are trying to see around!
“The obviously well kept secret of the “ordinary” is that it is made to be a receptacle of the divine, a place where the life of God flows.” -Dallas Willard
We just returned from a week in Orland, Florida. My parents treated their grandkids and us to a week at a fancy resort and Disney World adventures. In the midst of meeting Mickey, visiting Hogwarts Castle, riding roller coasters and carrying tired kids and their souvenirs for miles in the hot sun, we also had … Continue reading A Lesson from the Lizard
LECTIONARY REFLECTION | Psalm 119:97-104 In 1983 a shaggy haired rock ’n roller John Cougar Mellencamp released a new ditty called “The Authority Song.” The song captures the rebellious spirit of a teenager railing against authority figures who, in his mind, love putting people in their place and sucking all the fun out of life. … Continue reading Boulevard of Broken Dreams