Thanks overlapping remind us that Jesus' last words, "It is finished," welcome us to a community of belonging.
Ever feel like you're surrounded by people yet utterly alone? This post explores how Jesus' message of love and community bridges the gaps that disconnect us.
The cross stands high on churches and reminds us of Jesus' last words, "It is finished."
Jesus' last words, "It is finished," are a three-word sermon that invites us into a life of peace, community, and connection. It is a call to lay down our arms and to find last peace.
A chalk drawing of the earth with stick figure people holding hands around the perimeter. This reminds me of how grace can unite us.
Peter is called to extend grace to people far beyond what he has ever imagined. The Spirit is always trying to get the Church to catch up to the speed of grace.
The labyrinth is a fitting symbol for the faith and doubt journey.
How can a church grow in connection and solidarity? Churches can create a profound impact by allowing people the freedom to hold both faith and doubt openly.
Like a skilled artisan, God can help us weave a beautiful life by thoughtfully living with others.
The Bible offers us deep wisdom about how to live a beautiful life. There are three phrases we can embrace that will help us weave a God-honoring life.
Pride often leads to a distored view of self
While pride is a destructive force that can lead to internal and external strife, when healthy it can ground us in our ethics and faith. 
God's mercy flows like a stream to us
Mercy is like water - persistent, shapes us, lifts us up. Jesus washing feet shows God's love & service. We experience it too - in beauty, forgiveness, & by sharing it with others.
Like a bloom, the peace of Christ allows faith to blossom amid flaws and failures.
Our flaws, failures, and fears do not define us! Jesus comes to us and speaks peace to our ailing hearts and builds our faith.
In this ordination sermon, I implore the congregation to trust in God's grace alone to define one's worth. It's hard to stop hiding, but the Lord loves to find and love us.
Peter gets rebuked by Jesus for disagreeing with how Jesus will choose to act! God provides minimum protection and maximum support in this ever-changing world. Peter doesn't wants a fixed faith, but Christ wants him to be fixed by faith.