A Prayer for Mending

Dawn King Community, God's Love, Prayer, Rebellion, Walking through Suffering Leave a Comment

Jesus, show us the way because we can’t see. We look through a glass dimly. Jesus, You are the way. Help us walk so close to You that we smell like You, that we look like You, that we become like You. Teach us Your ways so that our own ways die. Teach us Your Truth, so that it overpowers the tricky schemes of spite and bitterness. Your ways are above our ways, so we lay ours down. We say, “We don’t know what we’re doing. Help us.”

Shema Triangle Part 2: We/Me

Annwen Stone Authority, Community, Discipleship, God's Love, Growth, Hearing God, Walking with God Leave a Comment

Heidi Baker says a lot “Love has to look like something”. Biblical love involves discipline. Not punishment. Jesus took the punishment we deserve, but the Father continues in the new covenant to discipline us, to form us into His Son’s likeness. Love does not look like cozy hugs and surface level conversations; it looks like blindspots being revealed so that you can live out of bondage and step into the fullness of life that Christ calls us to.

Social Distancing Prayer Adventures

John Flowers Community, Evangelism, Family, Prayer, Quarantine Leave a Comment

Now that my 4-year-old was finished eating the parts of her sandwich that weren’t smeared on her face or lost in the recesses of her carseat, I invited her to join me in praying.
This was a strategic moment. We were inviting the power and presence of God into our community. I could model apostolic prayer for her. This was especially important since we have been going on walks in our neighborhood and I have been talking to her about praying for our neighbors. This was her chance to join Daddy in something that he enjoys, and for me to put my money where my discipling mouth is. I was gonna be an awesome dad.”

Who Even is My Neighbor?

John Flowers Community, Evangelism, God's Love, Quarantine Leave a Comment

The lawyer scrambles to catch the falling microphone and one-up Jesus by means of cross-examination. “And who is my neighbor?” Gotcha, Jesus. Winks to the crowd as he kisses his Star of David necklace and points to heaven. Slowly walks into the Galilean sunset. 
Not so fast, buckaroo. Jesus responds with another parable, and this one is a doozy…”

Why’d the Introvert Cross the Road?

Jessie Flowers Community, Family, Fear, Growth, Overcoming Fear, Walking with God Leave a Comment

by Jessie Flowers I like my cozy little corner of the road. I like comfort and quiet. A lot. Throughout my life, I’ve enjoyed being alone. I enjoy eating by myself, going to the movies by myself, cooking by myself, shopping by myself, walking by myself. Thankfully, I like me. Maybe it’s because I grew up in a really rural …

Authority or Running?

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By Ashley Orrell-Jones “Is authority really even that important? Why do we have authority anyway? Especially in America–after all, this is a country founded on freedom. I should be able to do whatever I want, whenever I want.  #freewill, right? I mean, no one knows me like I know me. I know what I need, and what is best for …