Becoming More Christlike Than American: Part 2

Part 2: Personal experience with God’s presence “And everyone present was filled with the Holy Spirit and began speaking in other languages…How can this be?” Acts 2:4,7 NLT If you’ve never read Acts 2, or haven’t in a while, first go read it. And then spend a moment simply reflecting on the power, importance, and personal nature of the story it tells. God’s Spirit – … Continue reading Becoming More Christlike Than American: Part 2

Becoming More Christlike Than American: Part 1

Part 1: Questions about why “Why are you standing here staring into heaven?” Acts 1:11 NLT If you’ve read Acts 1, this is such a pointed and powerful question. [If you haven’t read Acts 1, go read it now] The disciples have just finished 40 days with the resurrected Jesus, which concludes with one “final” recorded conversation with him about the kingdom of God. This … Continue reading Becoming More Christlike Than American: Part 1

In The Pain, God Is There

A reflection on how I’ve experienced God meeting with me, inspired by Elijah’s experience with God in 1 Kings 19:8-18. I feel alone sometimes. At times it feels like wandering. Other times it feels like running for my life. On the outside I can accomplish something big for God. People see it. God shows up. It proves my faith. Right? Except on the inside I’m … Continue reading In The Pain, God Is There