Jesus, Fully Human, Fully God.

JESUS IS HUMAN. JESUS IS GOD. (edited for theological accuracy!) It was important for me to learn that Jesus was fully human in every way, even though he is also the Son of God.   Jesus hungered. He grew weary after a long dusty walk or a difficult day.  He prayed, yes he talked to…

Generosity? It’s complicated.

The other night I couldn’t sleep. This is rare for me as I am a good sleeper.  I go to bed directly after I kiss my children good night.  I want to read.  I drift off many nights before ten o’clock.  But Saturday night I kept waking up feeling like I couldn’t breathe. Additionally I…

this life-long fast [*a poem*]

This Life-Long Fast Just saw a headline in the Huffington Post. Winter Cocktails Gone Wild. And I am choked by my longing.  I can’t explain it easily, but I’ll try. I still crave alcohol.  Not in the way you might think.  Infrequently.  And not when or where you might expect. I go to church in a bar,…

Humility is hard. Humiliation is harder.

I was asked to write some brief thoughts about the application of Philippians 2.1-11 to my life. My thoughts are neither brief nor, sadly, do I see them applied very well thus far in my life. Thankfully, the journey of faith is a road slowly traveled and full of grace. Melody “Therefore if you have…