Walking Through 2020

Someone ate a bat in China, and as a result, everyone in the world had to go to their rooms for three months but that still didn’t stop the spread of a virus with some thirty million cases and nearly one million fatalities and counting. As far as years go… 2020 hasn’t been so hot. 

Peacebringers

For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ, and through him God reconciled everything to himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ’s blood on the cross.(Colossians 1:19-20) Read: Jeremiah 4:19-6:15, Colossians 1:18-2:7, Psalm 77:1-20, Proverbs 24:23-25  Relate: “No. This is a lie. I don’t know how to prove it…

Another Step

There are few joys in life as fulfilling for me as going on a long walk. There’s something about a good hike that takes the entire day or even more. Starting out at the base and then getting to the top of a mountain and looking out and seeing the beauty and the majesty of God’s creation is something all of us need to do at least once or twice in our lifetime. Walking is also a good way to keep in perspective how small we are and how big this world.

September 21 – The Remnant

Some said that wasn’t the end of the story. Starting a few days out from His death, now and then, here and there He would appear to one or two people. Over the next few weeks, rumors started spreading like wildfire. The priests got worried because the grave turned out to be empty. A hoax? A grave robbery? Perhaps it could even be true?

Cities of Acts #2 Tarsus

Then the church had peace. Honestly, I felt like this verse should have been located way up around verse nineteen. Paul goes on a mission to kill off the followers of Jesus in Damascus. Along the way, God himself intervenes and Paul turns from being a persecutor to a follower. In the city of Damascus,…

Cities of Acts #1 – Antioch

  I recently had the opportunity to visit the oldest church building in the world. This wasn’t the first place the church existed, but it was the first known location that was specifically created for the church to gather and meet. Prior to this everywhere the church existed they met in people’s homes or in…

25 Songs of Christmas #13 Some Children See Him

Leading up to Christmas, the most common decorations you would see in Brazil would be nativity scenes. These “presépio” are everywhere. They have pageants just as we have in the States but these aren’t confined to kids in a church. They are community affairs much more similar to what you would see at Christmas time…