Category Archives: God

All about the God of the Bible revealed through Jesus. This is about my struggle to know Christ and Christ crucified. My quest is to worship Him in spirit and in truth and to understand what that means.

My Mennonite Faith Statement

Today I will become a member at Berea Mennonite Church.  I had to write a faith statement for the ceremony.  Here it is: Before I can remember, my mother knelt me down beside my bed, and led me in what … Continue reading

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Christ’s Mass

Two days ago we passed the darkest day of the year.  It is known as the Winter Solstice (here in the Northern Hemisphere).  There are deep spiritual implications to the day with many religions providing their own interpretations.  Some focus … Continue reading

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A Devotional

  Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, And to take Him at His Word; Just to rest upon His promise, And to know, “Thus says the Lord!” Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him! How I’ve proved Him o’er and … Continue reading

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From Winter

I am striving to leave behind the hardest winter of my life.  All around me, life is bursting forth.  The Sun’s great light warms the Earth, the birds sing overjoyed.  Yet I, like the still barren trees, am waiting to … Continue reading

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The Mystery

Sometimes I lose my faith when I read the Bible.  Don’t misunderstand me.  I don’t lose my faith as in abandon it, or give it up.  No, I lose it like I lose my cars keys.  It was right there when … Continue reading

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The Birth of Vocation – Cleaning House

After Day 1 of training, I was eager to continue.  We had banked enough money where even if this transition lasted beyond the 2 week period we still had enough money without me working.  In fact, my calculations projected it would … Continue reading

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Journey to the Common Good

Have you ever read a book and before the end of the 1st chapter realized that it is going to systematically change your life?  I’m only on page 13 of Walter Brueggemann’s Journey to the Common Good and this has already … Continue reading

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The Birth of Vocation

Well friends, it’s time I make this known: I have left my cushy job at Towers Watson for something much better, but way harder. I am in the midst of one of the greatest tests of faith of my life.  I … Continue reading

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The Deep Places – Revelation

Opening Prayer: Here am I Father Open me up Show me what’s inside For inside my heart is pain But inside my pain, is joy I just read the last two entries. Man, I have deep regrets. I never really … Continue reading

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The Deep Places – Another Day

Opening Prayer: Here am I Father Open me up Show me what’s inside For inside my heart is pain But inside my pain, is joy Tonight, I don’t want to understand; I just want it to go away.  I just … Continue reading

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