Friday, August 17, 2018

Love Will Prevail


There is no “but” 
that could ever cancel 
out the love of God. 
Love will prevail, 
for God is love.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Evangelism and Identity in Christ


Evangelism is showing people
who they are in Christ and
who Christ is in them.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Accepted in the Beloved


In the Incarnation,
God has judged us all,
and this is His verdict:
Accepted in the Beloved.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

The Rule of Love


The Kingdom of God
is not the rule of Law
but the rule of Love.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Who We Really Are


The Incarnation means that the more we see Jesus,
the more we discover who we really are.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Found By God, One With Christ


The gospel is not that we must find God but that God has found us.
It is not that we must make our way to God but that
God has become one with us in Jesus Christ.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

The Difference Between Heaven and Hell


Hell is self-seeking, self-centered love.
Heaven is self-giving, other-centered love.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

A Consuming Fire


The wrath of God is the love of God burning away in us
whatever does not belong, whatever is harmful to us.
For God is love, and love is a consuming fire.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

If We Do Not Forgive Each Other


If we do not forgive one another,
we do not forgive ourselves,
for we are all connected.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Christ’s Faithfulness, Our Peace


Nothing depends on our faithfulness.
Everything depends on Christ’s faithfulness.
In that is our rest, our peace,
our freedom.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Grace is Divine Hospitality


Grace is the hospitality of Father, Son and Holy Spirit 
bringing us all into Their divine fellowship.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Trinitarian Grace


Grace is the mutually self-giving nature
of Father, Son and Holy Spirit
extended toward us.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

The Wholeness of Christ Heals the World


The wholeness of Christ
judges the brokenness of the world
with healing.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

In the Hands of a Loving God


The gospel is not about sinners in the hands of an angry God 
but about sinners in the hands of a Loving God, 
about God in the hands of angry sinners, 
and how God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself, 
not counting our sins against us.

Monday, June 25, 2018

The Calm Peace of My Soul


Lord Jesus,
you are my rest,
the calm peace of my soul.
It is a good day.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

In Christ Through the Incarnation


We are in Christ not by anything we have done, not even by our faith, but through the Incarnation of Christ.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Put Right With God


In Jesus Christ, all humankind is put right with God.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Through the Incarnation of Christ


Though the God of Creation is fundamentally different from Creation,
yet through the Incarnation, God has become part of His Creation,
to suffer with Creation in a way that is completely redemptive.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

From Brokenness to Profound Healing


God can take the worst our broken humanity has to offer
and turn it to profound healing and blessing.
Behold the Cross.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Faith Looks Like Following


Faith in Jesus, who is The Way,
looks like following.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Friday, May 25, 2018

Leave Room for God’s Peace


When we hold on to bitterness, we leave no room for God’s peace. Forgive.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

God Chose Us in Christ


God chose us in Christ from the beginning of the world. 
Which is to say, when God chose Christ, He chose us, too. 
That is the wonder of the Incarnation.

Monday, May 21, 2018

A Deep, Deep Love


There is a deep, 
deep love in the universe 
that embraces you and me. 
It is the mutual, overflowing 
love of the Father, the Son 
and the Holy Spirit.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

On All Humankind


At Pentecost, God poured out His Spirit on all humankind,
 just as He promised through the prophet Joel. For all in 
Adam are made one in Christ, joined to God 
through the Incarnation and reconciled 
through the Cross.

Friday, May 11, 2018

And We With Him


Christ, risen from the dead
and ascended to the right hand of
the Father ~ and we with Him.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Living Daily in the Reality


Discipleship is learning to live daily in the reality of the love of God, the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

A Will Truly free


A will truly free
is one that naturally follows God,
in whose image we are created.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Every Word Cancelled


The Cross and the Resurrection
cancel out every word of death,
destruction and injustice.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Christ My Wisdom, Healing and Prosperity


Christ is my wisdom,
my healing and my prosperity.
It is a good day.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Christ Holds All Things Together


Christ, who is in all things,
and in whom all things hold together,
holds me together.
It is a good day.

Friday, April 27, 2018

There is Only Christ


There is no us and them
There is only Christ, in whom 
all in heaven and on earth 
are made one.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Who Can Resist the Love of God Forever?


Though we are created in the image of God and to be like Him, still we are finite creatures and ever shall be. How then shall we suppose that anyone possesses an infinite ability to resist the love of God forever?

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Reconciled to God and Our True Selves


In Christ,
God has reconciled us to Himself,
and so also to our true selves,
who are created in
the image of God.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Christ Has Broken the Gates of Hell


Christ has broken the gates of Hades and set us free.
The only hell now is the one we create
within our own hearts.

Monday, April 9, 2018

There is Only the Love of God


With God there is no merit system.
No points are awarded or taken away.
There is simply no such reckoning, and never has been.
There is only the love of God surrounding us
through Christ by
the Holy Spirit.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Our Every Moment


God redeems our every moment,
transforming them by the blood of the Cross
and the power of the Resurrection,
making them all one.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Forgive Us All


In praying, “Forgive us our trespasses,” 
we are asking forgiveness not only for ourselves 
but for everyone else as well. For there is no them; 
there is only us — of whom we are all a part.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Pride Has Ten Thousand Faces


Pride has ten thousand faces,
and every one of them is false.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Evil In Our Own Heart


We are naïve about evil
until we have recognized 
the depths of it in 
our own heart.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Our True Origin


Our true origin is not in time but in eternity,
through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Our Understanding of Eternal Things


Our understanding of eternal things
gets flattened out in our time-bound perspective,
like trying to understand a three-dimensional world
from a two-dimensional point of view.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Life is But One Moment


Life is not a passing stream of moments.
It is but one moment.
This one.

Friday, March 2, 2018

The Gift of Repentance


It is through the gift of repentance
that God shows us the way to life.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

How We See God


Repentance doesn’t change
how God sees us but
how we see God.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

An Ongoing Process of Faith Being Formed


The fast God desires
is one that never ends,
an ongoing process of 
faith being formed by 
the love of God.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

But to Give Sight to the Blind


Jesus did not come into the world
to get mixed up with religion.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Bring the Ashes of Your Life


Bring the ashes of your life
and let them be marked with the Cross
— for there is hope.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Let Go for the Moment


Let go the what ifs of the future and the if onlys of the past. 
They keep you from the one thing that matters:  
this present moment with God ... 
the only moment there is.