For love to be love, it will cost you – Honest Advent Week 2, Part 4

I had a difficult time finding the picture above, the one with a man holding an umbrella for another guy. My difficulty didn’t have to do with the photo, but with the fact that I couldn’t figure out how to get the search algorithm to give me what I wanted. I use Unsplash for freeContinue reading “For love to be love, it will cost you – Honest Advent Week 2, Part 4”

How to encourage others in tough times – Acts 9:1-31, Part 4

Do you have a nickname? I love nicknames. I don’t believe I’ve ever had one that stuck, though. Sometimes nicknames meander through a progression, like the nickname Michael Scott gives Daryl Philbin on the TV show, The Office: “Michael refers to him as “Mittah Rogers”—a nickname which began as “Regis” (as Darryl’s last name isContinue reading “How to encourage others in tough times – Acts 9:1-31, Part 4”

Is your church keeping you from loving one another?

Yesterday we finished The Advent Conspiracy series.  Over the past four weeks we have been challenged to Worship Fully, Spend Less, Give More, and yesterday Love All. All?  That can seem impossible.  If we see the extreme difference between ourselves and others, it can seem like a chasm we could never cross and don’t wantContinue reading “Is your church keeping you from loving one another?”