Tag Archives: Christ

Eternal Life and the Everlasting French Fry

I remember to this day the first time I was able to eat an entire cheeseburger from McDonald’s.  It was kind of a big deal.  My brother and I would usually get Happy Meals when we were younger, and would usually be disappointed by the toys—but nonetheless, they were still fun. The McDonald’s we would […]

every now & again,

A video I came across while getting ready for tomorrow. Normally, I’d introduce the speaker or say a little about what/why I am posting. But with this, I don’t want to.  Sometimes, I talk too much.  Story can often speak for itself, much louder than a lecture… http://www.davidlose.net/2012/04/denying-the-resurrection/ Pete Rollins–on denying the resurrection. enjoy.

But Love is Like the Wind Itself.

Sermon: 4th Week in Lent:: Used 3.18.12 Text: John 3:14-21 I struggle with the words “judgment” and “justice.”  Even saying that feels weird—I’m not exactly ashamed to say it, but somewhere inside my Lutheran brain, I feel as if I should love these words and what they represent.  Some part of me feels like I […]

Kool-Aid Jesus & “Ode to the End of the World”

If you grew up in or anywhere near a church with some sort of children’s ministry–or ever had school picnics or potlucks…or ever had a childhood for that matter… you’ve experienced Grape Kool-Aid. In 1931Edwin Perkins, in Nebraska, had the idea to remove all the liquid substance from a fruit drink he created and packaged […]

A Lament

The Hubs and I stream Netflix to our Wii and lately we’ve been hooked on documentaries. Our latest endeavor, Waiting for Armageddon, proved to be quite riveting, action packed, “Illuminates a worldview marked by absolute certainty and chilling finality…spine tingling…may raise goose bumps,” (NY Times). Please, before you read what follows, please I implore you to watch […]

“A Prophetic Squeeze”

It’s hard to walk back into situations where you’ve recently been wounded. As you sit and try not to bleed the gaping wound still oozes–and the one who cut you still looks you in the eye–without realizing they are still holding the knife. The blade still glistens with your own red liquid. You are numbed to […]

Stones

Stones ~Kester Brewin Before plants, before animals, before fish; after light, but yes, many days before you, He called us up from the sea. Hard, and strong. we were the firstborn of all creation, not you–soft, malleable, pliable, always yielding, you who were created from our very dust. We remained silent then. You inhaled His […]

Seeing through the Snow

A couple days ago, my region was pounded with quite a snow storm. Apparently, it was the biggest/most intense storm Iowa has seen–in nearly 20 years. Everything shut down- restaurants, businesses, public transportation, everything…even giant- chain stores- gave in to the freezing temperatures and the drifts that continued to climb higher and higher. Wished for or not–everyone […]

Bedtime Sleepy Prayers

[Good Friday] Now I lay me down to sleep I pray the Lord my soul to keep If I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take. Sounds a lot like… I’m thirsty… Father forgive them–they know not what they do My God! My God! Why have you forsaken me? […]

Remember

For I have received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after […]