The Risk of Moving Forward

“Forward!” is the watchword of the spiritual life, a movement toward a destination that seems so incredibly elusive, but one into which we will step when it does in fact materialize. But “Forward!” is incredibly frightening. It can be costly. It requires change. It requires patience. It requires determination. It requires humility. It requires faith. Moving READ MORE

Jesus is the Sabbath

It was a simple walk through a wheat field that provided an earth-shattering opportunity for Jesus to highlight some powerful insights into the nature of mercy, true rest, life’s greatest purpose, and who it is that is the ultimate arbiter of all things. Consider this historical moment as recorded by a pastor named Mark in chapter READ MORE

Take the Hand of One Nearby

“The Amalekites came and attacked the Israelites at Rephidim.” So begins a brief but vivid passage of Scripture found in Exodus 17:8-13. It is the response to this attack that is noteworthy. Moses orders Joshua to take the army to meet the enemy. Meanwhile, Moses climbs to the top of a hill overlooking the battlefield, READ MORE