We are nearing the end of Lent, and completing our reflections on Ecclesiastes. It has been an illuminating exercise for me. Understanding has found me in a way it never has before with this text. It is both encouraging and nerve-wracking, showing me how much transformation I have yet to experience.Read more "Meaningless: Reflections for Lent, Week 6"
Things are changing for us and changing fairly dramatically. The direction we were moving and thought life was headed is being completely transformed, and we don’t totally know where it is pointing yet. God called us to live in community, to stay in Portland, to build Portland Jeremiah House. And now it’s over. We began […]Read more "An End, a Middle, and a Beginning"
Tina Lips led the discussion on Matthew 6:19-34 today at Evergreen as we continue to go through the Sermon on the Mount. There was a lot of good discussion on the whole passage, talking about what treasures we set our hearts on and where we leave our priorities. The section of the passage that got […]Read more "The Best Laid Plans"