Stories of Jesus…The Storm

Stories of Jesus…The Storm

Read Mark 4:35-41 We were tired, hot, ready to be done. Sweaty, grasping, hungry people had surrounded us all day long. The only thing greater than the incessant crowds was their relentless needs. Big needs. Small needs. Heartbreaking ones. It was all just so...
Stories of Jesus…The Storm

Stories of Jesus…Chosen to Go

Read Mark 3:13-19 Jesus has just chosen His disciples and they’re not altogether sure what that means. But they are chosen and glad of it. Arriving at their resting place on the mountain, Jesus began to speak to the twelve: I have a job for you; one that will take you...
Stories of Jesus…The Storm

Stories of Jesus…Part of the Crowd

 Jesus went off with his disciples to the sea to get away. But a huge crowd from Galilee trailed after them—also from Judea, Jerusalem, Idumea, across the Jordan, and around Tyre and Sidon—swarms of people who had heard the reports and had come to see for themselves....
Praying in Leisure

Praying in Leisure

If leisure were something that simply required better planning, most of us would do it. We’d get out calendars and make it happen. But this life of leisure needs more than a plan. It needs awakened desire. No, scratch that, it needs desire and a deeper acceptance of...