Reflections on Jeremiah 29:11
May 7th, 2020
Jeremiah 29:11 is a well known passage. In the NIV it reads: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”...
I Belong (and So Do You)
April 23rd, 2020
In the fall of 2016, I embarked on an intimidating adventure: the search for a new church home in Los Angeles. I told myself to be patient, and I steeled myself for the discomfort of walking into buil...
April 16th, 2020
Community can be a fickle thing. At times it can be easy and at other times it can be hard. It can be both exciting and a drag. Both spontaneous and obligatory. I’m pretty sure that any relationship o...
10 Ways to Love the Sick
March 4th, 2020
As I write this, Los Angeles is on heightened alert in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. Our church campus will be closed for weeks to do our part to contain the spread of the virus and love...
Learning Lament, Part 4
February 27th, 2020
There may come a time when your continued laments could become hurtful, morphing into hopelessness. There may come a time when, if your laments do not begin to move upward to holy praise, they may dra...
Learning Lament, Part 3
February 20th, 2020
Last week we talked about how it is possible to express the fullness of our anguish without questioning God’s love and goodness. That being true, suffering will always reveal our need, lack, and/or un...
The Discipleship Pathway, A Recap
October 26th, 2021
Good Princess, Bad Princess, and Our Status as Daughters of the King
October 1st, 2020
Hold Loose Your Calling, Hold Fast to Christ
September 3rd, 2020
Compassion is More Important Than You Think
August 27th, 2020
More Than We Can Ask or Imagine
July 9th, 2020