Lent 2020 | Day 11: “Journey”

Our focus for today will be that of “journey.” Several years ago, I attended a youth retreat. During one of the breakout sessions, a friend of mine was leading a small group discussion on the idea of “packing for the journey.” It was a reference to preparing to take your faith more seriously. To live it our more intentionally. I don’t remember everything that he … Continue reading Lent 2020 | Day 11: “Journey”

Lent 2020 | Day 3: “Command”

The focus for Day 3 will be “command.” One of my favorite moments that took place in Jesus’s ministry was when he encountered the Centurion (Matthew 8:5-12). The man comes to Jesus and asks him to heal his servant. And as Jesus says that he will, he says that he will go with the centurion to his house, but the centurion stops him and says … Continue reading Lent 2020 | Day 3: “Command”

In Honor of Dr. Ralph Lightsey: “He Stirred the Gift within Me”

I found out this evening that the father of a friend died yesterday afternoon. It was not unexpected. He had been under hospice care. The news of Dr. Ralph Lightsey’s passing brought two memories to my mind. The first was hearing him preach in the church I attended and would later serve as associate pastor. I have always been an “educated” listener of sermons and … Continue reading In Honor of Dr. Ralph Lightsey: “He Stirred the Gift within Me”