You know what you need for a party? People! What other things do you like to have at a party? I am from the midwest so it's not a party without food. And the food probably looks like cheese balls, pickles rolled up in ham and cream cheese, cheese and crackers...(do you see the theme?..) … Continue reading The Gift of Faith: A Party with the Great Cloud of Witnesses.
What does a party look like? For John it looked like eating crickets and dressing in goats hair. That's not a party I would throw not even on Halloween. This is the man and the way Jesus chose to introduce himself. This is the man sent right before Jesus to let everyone know he was … Continue reading He Leads: Party Announcements
There are times in our lives where we are tired of lemons. We are so tired of lemons that we are also tired of their cousins, limes. We might also be tired of things that are yellow. “When life gives you lemons …” We reach the point at times when platitudes, even well-meaning ones, … Continue reading He Leads: When God gives you lemons and all that
What is Faith? Hebrews tells us "Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen." Hebrews 11:1 Ephesians tells us "For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no … Continue reading The Gift of Faith
I am not a hugger. Even as a baby my mom said I was less than snuggly. Which was a little bit of a disappointment when it’s your first..sorry mom. Even though I am not a hug everyone around me type of person I can’t imagine going 12 years without physical touch as this woman … Continue reading He Leads: The Power of Touch
My favorite show of all time is 'The Office'. In one episode, Andy, the character who grew up in privilege says 'I've lived an easy life, okay'. Frankly so have I. There are things that have brought a little discomfort but it's generally from my own doing. I write about that easy street and how … Continue reading He Leads: Can You Tell Me How To Get To Easy Street?
“Jesus, where are You in the brokenness?” I’m here, My Spirit living inside you. I’m here, come sit at My table. I’m here, walking on a road alongside you. Read more on Heidi's blog about where God is in the brokenness
When things or people get in our way we may have some choice words for them. We may even want to call them an a**.... For Balaam that is exactly what was in his path, his own donkey. He got frustrated and beat the poor thing. An angel appeared and let Balaam know that donkey … Continue reading He Leads: Life Interrupted
There are a myriad of things that distract us from God. The only way we can proclaim 'I'd rather have you' is because of Jesus and all he had done for us. If it were up to me I'd pick all the idols that distract me on a daily basis. I would use things like … Continue reading He Leads: I’d rather have you
Share your story of a silly dumb decision. Or share your story of a serious dumb decision. Without looking at the foolishness we can’t get to the grace. So this week’s key questions are: What’s the worst I could do? Is that forgivable? Spoiler, the answer is always Yes! in Jesus. Watch the video (you’re … Continue reading He Leads: Dumb Decisions.