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Humans and Their Work

“Some men do their lifework as if every join were stiff with rheumatism, or as if they were exuding some adhesive viscus, making their snail progress as painful as it is slow. Others are somnambulists, looking for something and forgetting what they seek; not able to find their tools; always late, buying their ticket after […]

SMS/Texting Service for Emergencies

Hey everyone, If this year is anything like last year, we’ve got some seriously nasty weather coming our way. Time to get prepared!  PLEASE click the link at the bottom of this post to sign up for “YapTap”. This is the SMS/texting service we use for emergencies. Once you click the link you will be able to fill […]


When I was a kindergartener, I toyed around briefly – and somewhat seriously – with the possibility that my parents were not really my parents, but actually aliens. Or robots. I had the sneaking suspicion that one day I would be going about my normal 4-year-old business, and I would see my mom or dad […]

What is of Greater Value?

When we hold an offense against someone or put conditions on forgiving someone saying “all will be forgiven if this injustice or that injustice is rectified”, we are telling God “I care more about receiving justice rather than forgiving and loving unconditionally like you ask”.  In other words, we are saying “I care more about […]

Justice & Forgiveness

The thing about the forgiveness, which is necessary for reconciliation, that we as humans have such a hard time with is that it isn’t “just.” We are wired to want to see justice fulfilled. If we have been wronged we feel as though we have a right to see justice.  Forgiveness contradicts that and says […]

Fruit vs Root

As we die to self and begin abiding in Christ to greater degrees we should see ourselves more and more oftenresponding in the Spirit rather than reacting in the flesh.  This is manifest in what the scriptures call the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, […]

Death to Self

As we come to know this awesome God and serve Jesus there comes a call to die-to-self as seen through many passages such as Luke 9:23, “If anyone would come after me he must first deny himself, take up his cross daily and follow me.” For any Christian this is a much easier quoted passage […]

Do You Really Love?

Jesus said, “and this is how you will be known as my disciples, if you love one another.” Jesus also said, “if you love me you will obey my commandments” and He made it clear that the two greatest commandments were to “Love the Lord your God with all of our heart, mind, soul and […]

Be Reconciled to One Another

The 66 books of the scriptures that God inspired 40 authors over 1500 years, in three different languages, on three different continents to write reveal the nature and desire of our God.  He also saw to it that these particular writings would be preserved through many years of people trying to eradicate them and those […]

Reflections on “Work as Worship”

by Justin Knapp I think we need to make a quick distinction between “work is worship” (which I accidently called it for some time) and “work as worship.” “Work is worship” assumes that just because I am a Christian that the naturally outpouring of my day is for God. Let me not over-spiritualize my own […]