Like Any Good Startup

Like any good startup, the early apostles were constantly having to figure things out, bob and weave, shift to make things work. I'm particularly amazed by their reaction in our Friday reading. A group said, "hey, you're missing the mark". They didn't get defensive. They didn't point out the flaws in their accusers. They fixed … Continue reading Like Any Good Startup

God Is In Control

This week's reading is book ended with two very important (and rather timely) points. The first one is the importance of growing in faith as a part of community. The second is that even when we are derailed from our original plans, what greater good or unimaginable things can come out of it? Monday January … Continue reading God Is In Control

Talking to Your Kids About the Capitol Breech

How did you feel Wednesday when you saw unauthorized people breeching the formerly safe confines of the U.S. Capitol building? I felt a strange, uncomfortable vulnerability. I don’t normally feel like that – mostly because I’m a grown up and can control, to a large degree, my surroundings. My kids were pretty much unscathed by … Continue reading Talking to Your Kids About the Capitol Breech

The Gift of The Holy Spirit

It was just Christmastime, so we are very familiar with what it means to give and receive gifts! This week we get to read about how God gives us the Holy Spirit. After Jesus ascended into heaven, God gave the disciples the Holy Spirit. We get access to the Holy Spirit anytime we want - … Continue reading The Gift of The Holy Spirit

Acts – A Cliffs Notes Version

Each summer in high school we had to read four or five books and pass a test on them to qualify for honors English class the following year. I remember, the summer before my freshman year we were supposed to read Great Expectations. As a 14-year-old, I considered it dry, to say the least. A … Continue reading Acts – A Cliffs Notes Version

Hindsight Is 2020

I have had a lot of fun New Year’s Eves in my life.  I grew up in Prague, Czech Republic, where there is a new year’s tradition of lighting off fireworks willy nilly in the streets.  The effect is beautiful, mesmerizing, and let's be honest kinda dangerous! I’ve watched fireworks over the London Eye. I … Continue reading Hindsight Is 2020

Behold the Lamb of God!

Several years ago, for a couple of years in a row, we hosted a Christmas concert at Munger. Whatever you're picturing is wrong. "Holly Jolly Christmas" was not sung. No 7th graders played clarinets. No one wore choir robes. The concert is the brainchild of Andrew Peterson, an independent musician from Nashville. He and some … Continue reading Behold the Lamb of God!

The Creator’s Symphony!

I loved reading through our Advent scripture this week and seeing how God weaves together the smallest details to make a significant impact for His kingdom - much like a symphony. I pray this week that God stirs your heart with excitement and anticipation for the birth of our Savior!  Monday, December 14 – Day … Continue reading The Creator’s Symphony!