He First Loved Us

“If you’ve gotten anything at all out of following Christ, if his love has made any difference in your life, if being in a community of the Spirit means anything to you, if you have a heart, if you care— then do me a favor: Agree with each other, love each other, be deep-spirited friends. Don’t… More He First Loved Us

Perfect Love

I am going to say something that is meant to be encouraging but will not seem as such at first:  you will never be good enough for God’s love.  You can never be or do anything to deserve it.  We are all flawed, imperfect, and totally incapable of fixing ourselves.  And His love is so… More Perfect Love

Stepping Out

“And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.” ~Mark 1:35 This last week, I received a call from Ray Hartman asking if Fight Club would like the opportunity to meet with a friend of his visiting from India.  The call… More Stepping Out

Burn Away

  It’s Fall. It’s my favorite time of year. The leaves are changing colors and falling all around us. The mornings are crisp and cool. The evenings are warm and breezy, with no humidity. One of my favorite things to do is blow leaves into a pile and then set them on fire. The smell… More Burn Away

No Erasers

When I was in high school, I took an art class.  In the course of that class, the teacher gave us a drawing exercise that was fairly complicated for the beginners we were, yet threw a curve at us.  She took away our erasers!  She instructed us to simply “draw over” any mistakes, lines that… More No Erasers

Unseen Servant

  It’s about to storm. At least that’s what they are saying, a whole weekend of rain. Weather service has already said to prepare for flooding. Some of us will prepare and some of us won’t. It’s the beginning of October and you can see the signs of fall everywhere. It’s in the air. Leaves… More Unseen Servant