“For we who live are constantly being delivered over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh.” (2 Corinthians … Continue reading The baptism of my imagination
I am a native of the western New York Finger Lakes region. I became a Christian in the spring of 1976 as a freshman at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. But I then spent several years carelessly soaking up grace just as sunbaked sand absorbs a summer shower--burying my talent like the servant in the parable--before realizing that the verse in the header is the door to life. I currently live just outside of Washington, DC in Springfield, VA.
“Your whole self ruled by the flesh was put off when you were circumcised by Christ, having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through your … Continue reading It’s all about me–all of me
Jesus said, “This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God’s glory so that God’s Son may be glorified through it.” (John 11:4) “’What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard,and … Continue reading A time for your imagination and a time to cut it loose
“He saw one of them being mistreated by an Egyptian, so he went to his defense and avenged him by killing the Egyptian. Moses thought that his own people would realize … Continue reading Your imagination has you covered
“We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” (2 Corinthians 10:5) “However, as … Continue reading Tapping the life of the imagination
“For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.” (Romans 8:14) “The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.” (Psalm 119:130) The short answer … Continue reading Can your blog be ‘led by the Spirit’?
“For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.” (Romans 8:14) “Paul and his companions traveled throughout the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been kept by … Continue reading There’s ‘being led’–and then there’s ‘being led’
“For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.” (Romans 8:14) “Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common … Continue reading When you must be ‘led by the Spirit’
“For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to … Continue reading How are you ‘led’? Let me count the ways
“And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.” (2 Timothy 2:2) “Therefore go and … Continue reading ‘Watch and learn’–Teaching the kingdom
“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.” (John 1:14) “By day the Lord went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night … Continue reading The pillars of cloud and fire revisited
“So the sisters sent word to Jesus, ‘Lord, the one you love is sick.’ “When he heard this, Jesus said, ‘This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God’s … Continue reading Invested for life