(Five Minute Friday) When following Jesus, the needs tend to chase after you. Like when you get into a boat to sail away and be alone, and you arrive on the other side only to find the need waiting for you, hungry.  “Send them away, Jesus,” you say, a little desperately. You don’t have anything … Continue reading Have

Who He Is

Good Friday Matthew 4, 26, and 27 Let us go back to the beginning. To the wilderness. Remember? Jesus: distressed, thirsty, weary, alone. Three times the enemy comes. “Show them who You are.” Be glorious. Powerful. Adored. Three times Jesus turns to His Father. He knows Who He is. He is here to bring the … Continue reading Who He Is


Matthew 21:12-17 When the temple of my heart becomes a space for doing business,  a busy place where, to keep up appearances, things are bought and sold— when, for instance, I sell my peace  to please another, or buy approval with time that should be Yours,  when I set up shop and turn communion into … Continue reading Temple