Finding Church

I knew Church. A set of events. A building. A name on a sign. A place you go on Sundays. A room full of lights and comfy seats, a coffee in hand. A service with music, video, words. A place to check-in, smile, shake hands, say hellos, sing, listen, get your fill, say goodbyes, and …

The Maze

My arms dangled, a tired heart pounding in my chest. I wiped a sweaty brow at the end of an aged, wooden bridge and looked around with satisfaction. We were free. At last, found. Others, though, were still trapped, searching and wanting. They were still lost. It was a muggy and sticky day, an unusually …

Serve.

It was a luxurious boat, a ship of wonders, comfort, entertainment and convenience. And it was exactly opposite of what the Church was designed and intended to be. The year was 2012. We gathered in an all-glass chapel off Highway 9 outside Norman, OK on a warm June day. Vows were exchanged and toasts were …

Busy and Distracted

We’re too busy. We’re trying to do too much. We’re too distracted. Activities, chores, shows, social media, news, ball games, practices, events, school, work, travel—a never ending schedule of chaos. Take sports, for example. Many of us have kids, grand-kids, or great-grand-kids involved in sports, providing intense schedules full of practices, games, traveling, and sometimes …

TRUST…Despite Fear

They were frightened, convinced the shadow on the choppy water was a ghost, as strong winds punched their boat during that dark night. Thoughts raced, hearts thumped, until they heard the voice. “Don’t be afraid. It is I.” The shadow was not a ghost or a figment of their imagination. It was Jesus. And He …