So this isn’t my normal “Table Talk” post, but since the subject was on the Lord’s Supper, I decided to classify it as such. Jeremy and I were talking about the Lord’s Supper this morning. For a while now, we have talked about how we don’t think we have it right. That the early Christians… Continue reading Do This to Remember
I want to piggyback a little off of yesterday’s post which you can find here on not judging others’ walks with Jesus based on our own. Going over what I wanted to say with Jeremy, he reminded me of Romans chapter 14. The whole chapter is about the dangers of criticism. Starting at the very… Continue reading Servants of the Same Master
There’s a children’s Bible song that goes something like: “I don’t wanna be a Pharisee‘Cause a Pharisee ain’t fair, you see” (Honestly, I had to look it up, because we didn’t sing that one growing up – I just heard it from other people singing it after I got older.) The Pharisees did all the… Continue reading I Don’t Wanna Be a Pharisee
This past week in our Tuesday morning coffee session, Daniel and I went over 1 John chapter 2. (If you want to read his take on chapter 1, click here.) The first thing that jumped out at me in verse 1 was McKnight’s use of the word “Illuminator” for the Greek paraklētos, where the word… Continue reading He in Us and We in Him
If you are my personal Facebook friend, this is a cross post from yesterday. Every day has become a “double duty” day. (Even though it is more like quadruple once you add in homeschooling/co-op and regular housekeeping, not to mention any blog posts or the like). But I wouldn’t trade it for anything. When we… Continue reading New Paths
You ever get a thought in your head and then it just starts popping up everywhere? Or at least you start seeing other people’s thoughts that are related to it somehow? I have had a blog post simmering in my brain for a few days now (I like to let them simmer to make sure… Continue reading Tending God’s Garden
When Jason sent me the song list for this past Sunday, I glanced over it and was glad to see that I recognized all of them and didn’t have to work on learning anything new (because the past few weeks have been WHEW!) So, I thought I was 1000% prepared when I arrived for praise… Continue reading Send the Light
I was flipping through one of my notebooks and found a quote from my friend Daniel from March of last year (although he claims he has no remembrance of writing it!). I thought I would share it here with you. “Let me make this suggestion, to you and to myself. Let’s apologize less and create… Continue reading For His Pleasure
My walking partner has been a little under the weather the past few days, so today I took my morning walk alone. Back when I worked less and had a little more free time, I used to walk alone a good bit. And it never fails, those are some of my best times with God.… Continue reading Walk and Pray
This is just a random brain dump from a couple of weeks ago. It’s kind of all over the place, and some of it is a little raw, but I thought there might be someone who resonated with at least some of it. Are the double standards real, or are they just inside my head?Do… Continue reading Brain Dump
Several of us have been meeting once a week as a book club to read and discuss C.S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity. We have had a lot of good discussion so far, and I expect that will continue as we keep going. Today we were discussing the section book 2 “What Christians Believe”. There’s a part… Continue reading That Phony King
What is “normal”? Merriam-Webster says, “conforming to a type, standard, or regular pattern : characterized by that which is considered usual, typical, or routine.” Corri’s brain thinks of it as something that we are consistently comfortable with, what we expect to happen or to be. Contrarily, “new” is defined as “having recently come into existence;… Continue reading Normal, New, or Never?
You ever feel unsettled in your mind? Like, you have a lot going through it, and you’re not sure where to put your focus, and you’re waiting to see where God takes you. Not that you’re unsure in your faith, just in what path He’s taking you down. You’re at a fork in the road… Continue reading Forks and Tethers
My family loves to go on hikes. We are blessed to live a hop, skip, and a jump from the state park and like to hit the trails there when the weather is nice and we have the time. Our friend/youth minister, Daniel, loves it even more than we do, and goes every chance he… Continue reading Take a Hike
I had a good friend make a good-natured jab at me this morning, and I thought, you know what, that hurt my feelings a little. But at the same time, it was just another drop of water over my already covered head. And I know this person absolutely didn’t mean anything by it, and would… Continue reading You Ever Feel Like You’re Drowning?
My heart is heavy. It pains me to see arguing and division in the church. Paul, in 1 Corinthians 11:17-19, said, “But in the following instructions, I cannot praise you, For it sounds as if more harm than good is done when you meet together. First, I hear that there are divisions among you when… Continue reading A Word Against Quarreling and Division
We rang in the new year with a question about new life. January 1st’s communion thought question was “In light of the New Year, how has God made us new?” with a scripture reference of 2 Corinthians 5:17. Going back up to verse 14, it says Christs’s love controls us. Because He loves us, He… Continue reading A New Life Has Begun!
We hear a lot this time of year about “peace on earth”. What does that mean? What is peace? How and where do we find it? First of all, what is peace? Merriam-Webster offers several definitions, including: a state of tranquility or quiet; freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions; harmony in personal relations.… Continue reading Peace on Earth
Do you ever forget where joy and peace come from? I do. I try every day to do something to bring joy and peace to those around me. I want to be an encourager and a cup-filler. I want to help make things easier for those around me, share their burdens. Sometimes I have to… Continue reading Joy and Peace
One of the books I read a few years back addressed blessing God, and traditional Jewish prayers of blessing. The purpose of the blessing is to put God at the center of your prayers. The end of the chapter suggested writing your own prayer of blessing, called a berakhah, beginning with, “Blessed are you, O… Continue reading Light from the Lord
Around this time last year, our family took a trip to the beach. We had a really fun and relaxing trip with some friends. Our last morning there, I took a walk to the shore by myself to enjoy the sunrise and take some pictures. As I was walking back to the beach house, I… Continue reading Perfect?
This is an old post from my personal Facebook page from a couple of years ago. But I needed reminding of it, and thought maybe you did, too. This may be one of my new favorite quotes. I was scrolling through Facebook stories this morning, and Kristina Kuzmic got my attention. I feel like I… Continue reading You’re Not Failing
My friend Daniel called me this morning and said, “I’ve got a quote from my blog post today you’re gonna love.” He knows me so well. The world doesn’t need people who are content with going to heaven when they die. The world needs people who refuse to die without bringing a little bit of… Continue reading Heaven on Earth
Have you ever been pulled into a feud you wanted no part of? Maybe two friends, coworkers, acquaintances got into it and they each want you to take their side. To turn you against the other one. And it makes you sad because you love them both, and how can you choose between the two.… Continue reading Jesus Knows How You Feel
Ah, spring. The time of year when we look for new growth. And it is getting so close! The winter has been long and dreary. It always makes me want to hibernate with coffee, books, and blankets and not come out until winter is over. By this time, I am tired of cold, dead, and… Continue reading Spring is Springing