On my 30th birthday, I walked into my office for the final time and walked out with the second biggest weight I have ever carried gone.
There are only 19 days until the election. The reality is, regardless of who wins, there is going to be a group of people who are jubilant and a group of people who are terrified. The question is, will we reach out or will we hunker down?
I went into the hike with such anticipation. God, take this experience and change me. I had no idea what He wanted to do but I was open. Lord, we have 24 miles - let’s get some stuff on (and off) the table. I’m ready! But at the end of it I felt - nothing! Did I miss something or did I need to remember a pebble size lesson there on the canyon floor?
It is by our actions, what we do and what we do not do, that God is displayed in the world. When we are willing to step in and love for the long haul or be kind to one who simply is not God is given space and the ability to change people (and us).
We look for God in all the wrong places. He will not be found in a party, in the laws we pass, or the justices we approve. God is found in acts of service, solitude, prayer, submission, ways Foster beautifully outlines in his book.
We are 40 days from the election. At this point, I assume you know who you are going to vote for. Instead of focusing on what is largely decided individually - I am going to focus on what we do come November 4th - regardless of who wins.
Today we cover the last two Beatitudes. Attitudes that our culture is in desperate and dire need of. They are also the ones that require the most self-reflection and struggle.
The Road to Joy is the happy medium between a self-help book that never gets below the surface to the hard work, and what can feel clinical and unattainable.
When I say the word, “mercy” what do you think of? Maybe it is a pardon at the last minute, an act of kindness to someone undeserving. Perhaps it is extending forgiveness to someone who is “unworthy.” What about giving a jacket, a warm meal, or even acknowledging someone begging on the street? As we... Continue Reading →