Just, Merciful & Humble

No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8 (NLT) This text from Micah is among the most recognizable from among the prophets, perhaps because it...

The Candles of Advent

They were terrified, but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. Luke 2:9b-10 Asbury celebrates the four Sundays before Christmas by lighting one candle for each Sunday that signifies our...

Breaking News

Cyndi and I try to catch 30 minutes of national and world news each night. Without fail the anchor begins with some form of “Breaking news!” The words and tone of voice aim to build tension. Hopefully, to bring us to the edge of our seats and keep us there...

Let Your Life be about Life

For the past six weeks we have talked about life. Not the sort of life that is too often found among friends, families and strangers where death is at the centerfold of their conversations and actions. Rather, we talked about allowing our lives be about living life in...

Alive in Us

“You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn’t confide in his slaves. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me. You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and...