Living Awake

Living Awake

Recently I was part of a prayer group that encircled Revelation 3:20-21. I say encircled because we listened, imagined, and pondered the many riches of imagery in John’s words from all the way around it. It became so apparent to me that listening begins with...
Stories of Jesus…Do You Love Me?

Stories of Jesus…Do You Love Me?

Based on John 21 I should have just kept my big mouth shut. If only I hadn’t promised to stay with him to the end. If only I hadn’t turned on him. If only I’d known what to say when he appeared in the room that first time. Every time I’ve seen him since he came back,...
Stories of Jesus…Do You Love Me?

Stories of Jesus…Hometown Trouble

Luke 4:14-31 tells a story of Jesus in the beginning of His ministry. As you read the passage, put yourself in the story. Who are you in the scene? What do you hear? What do you see? What do you feel? Who is Jesus in this story? What is He doing? Here’s one point of...
Stories of Jesus…Do You Love Me?

Stories of Jesus…The Leper

One day in one of the villages there was a man covered with leprosy. — Luke 5:12 MSG It truly was a death sentence. Once diagnosed with leprosy so much was lost…home, status, welcome, the right to choose, comfort, relationship, place…all this a result of a...