After a customary cruise in the car with Lexi to to see if there are any trains, I took Zac and his pal out for the tricking and treating. Surely this year was different, with less than half the porch lights lit, but others compensated with full size candy bars and copious praise upon recognizing Zac’s costume.
I posted a pic on Facebook and saw the same guesses as we heard on the streets. “Shower?” (Yes, but… there’s more to it). “PSYCHO?” (No, but to be fair, the curtain is turning red, so I get it).
Happy Halloween. Parent tax 10% flat rate, 35% on Reese’s Cups. Take it or get audited.
In Mark 8:22-26, Jesus performs a two-step healing. Did He goof it up the first time, or was this meant to point to a deeper reality, where Jesus is slooowly healing our spiritual vision to see the world as He does?
The Psalmist says “satisfy us with… your *unfailing* love…”. Does this mean that we may find a certain level of satisfaction in situations or contexts that are AWESOME(!) yet may change? I think so. How does *unfailing* love play into that? Psalm 90:14-17.
Paul says “run in such a way as to get the prize.” This is one of those passages that keeps me going when life is hard and days are long. The prize = the coming Kingdom of God, where everything is made right. Amen!
[RadCast] $7Billion and God’s Wisdom :::We are long on information and short on wisdom. Proverbs 2 reminds us to seek God’s wisdom for the treasure that it is — a treasure ultimately embodied in the resurrected Christ.
I heard myself complaining about something yesterday. It made me realize how easily my inconveniences get classified as suffering and end up becoming a distracting. Following Jesus costs a lot more than I’ve ever had to give in this life.