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Gracious

Jesus amazed people with “gracious” words. His words landed grace blows to ears, hearts and minds. Still do! The people were amazed because they hadn’t heard “church people” talk that way often. From Jesus they heard lenient benevolence...

Filled

“Filled” with the Holy Spirit is how people described Jesus. So, what does “filled” look like? Filled is a consequence of being out in the world relying on the promises of God. Filled is what the wider community says about you because of your...

Fountain

God is a fountain of goodness.  It’s goodness that radiates from the core of God.  Good because all God’s purposes are good. God has as God’s ultimate goals righteousness, justice, redemption, maturity, wholeness, truth, reconciliation,...

Flashes

At the beginning of this New Year people are listening intently to hear God speak.  Whether for guidance, courage or consolation we say to ourselves, “If God will only speak, then I will know.  Then, I will act.”  But, God has never stopped...

New?

How new can the new year really be?  Hate, bigotry, war, greed, and pettiness seem to have taken up permanent residence. The woes of the world look recalcitrant. How dare John, from his island safe house, tell us he sees “new” in our future...