full of life

It is the length of a large table.  A place of gathering for prayer and for praise, for petition and exaltation.  Full.  Satisfied. Abundant life.        

Take me somewhere warm, please

Who isn’t dreaming of a big jet plane to take them somewhere warm about now?  Winter won’t quit.  And I’m over wearing warm layers upon layers.  In the northwest right now it feels like  “never spring” 2017.  I find myself entering online free sweepstakes for a vacation somewhere, anywhere just let it be warm. When my babies where younger…

the other attempt

An expansive, huge task lies ahead with espresso I shall prayerfully attempt it.  First you must know the Holy Spirit is God-glorifying.  We see a portion throughout the old testament of the Ghost of God, the glory of God.  Yet He appears as an impossible algorithm to fully decode without a model, without an understanding.  The only way to see clearly…

third attempt

Confession: I think this is one of the most difficult challenges to teach. It is more easily shown.  Understood by a model.  Paul said, watch me and do as I do (1 Cor 11:1 Do as I do, for I am doing as Christ did.).  Show them. Show them. There was no need for a…

24 days of love; guest post Jamie Ronning 

“We must suppose ourselves to be in perfect love with God- drunk with, drowned in, dissolved by, that delight which, far from remaining pent up within ourselves as incommunicable, hence hardly tolerable, bliss, flow out from us incessantly again in effortless and perfect expression, our joy no more separable from the praise in which it…

Food as Love: guest post by Whitney Hightower

  “Eat to live, don’t live to eat. Eat clean. Guilt-Free Eating. Earn your food at the gym. Nothing tastes better than skinny feels.” Messages of morality are weaved into our conversations about food and wellness every day and often out of the mouths of well-intentioned people. This creates an interesting and often harmful paradox:…

An honest conversation

I don’t mind talking about the weather if it’s the diving board to an honest conversation.   Text me your “good mornings” but please don’t just stand in the doorway, come in and enjoy an espresso or cup of tea and tell me all the ways you’d solve the struggle of unity in our nation, or the lack of thirst for education.  Tell me when did your heart-break? I want to know do you even drink coffee or tea, wine or beer?  Tell me about caring for your health and eating well.  Tell me what was your last impulse purchase? What would…

Late night conversations on love: Sarah and Jojo Hahn

“You always…” “you never…” rarely are those words spoken out of love. Jojo and I stayed up way too late discussing the verse “love covers a multitude of wrong”. “That word is interesting to me because much like ‘multiply’ a multitude of wrongs implies something that has compounded upon itself.” The saying, “an eye for and eye” has been translated as a picture of revenge, but it’s actually portraying a protection upon the transgressors. So in other words, don’t take more than what was taken.; don’t over react or over respond. For each transgression, deal justly and lovingly each time…

In the maze of relationships there is someone true.  And this love looks for you. Who authored the heart and the way it can miss someone?  The way it pulses, throbs, and races fast like a well-winded horse running full speed at the thought of another.  Jonathan Martin speaking at The Practice this January made the statement,…

Introductions Sarah Hahn: 24 days of love

“I choose you.”  That’s the essence of what it means to love isn’t it? In the midst of every other option, you are the one I choose.  These choices come up literally in every circumstance of our daily lives. It’s easy to choose your husband when he’s looking hot and he brings you flowers, or…