Almighty and eternal God, so draw our hearts to you, so guide our minds, so fill our imaginations, so control our wills, that we may be wholly yours, utterly dedicated to you; and then use us, we pray, as you will, and always to your glory and for the welfare of your people; through ourContinue reading “Weekly Lifelines 6/16/2022”
I’ve always been a pretty active person. It’s not something I chose; sitting still fortoo long leaves me restless and moving just feels good. Despite that, when it’stime to start intentional exercise, I often struggle to begin. There are just too manyother interesting things to do and working out is—if I’m being honest—kind of apain.Continue reading “Weekly Lifelines 6/9/2022”
On Sunday, we celebrate the feast of Pentecost and the Holy Spirit’s arrival. Curiously, like some other important events in the Bible, we have two different accounts of how the Spirit came to be with us. The most well known story is in the second chapter of Acts. On the festival of Pentecost, fifty daysContinue reading “Weekly Lifelines 6/2/2022”
I’m away this week, taking some sabbath rest. In thinking about what I might write to you, I found this poem from Wendell Berry. It spoke to me of the restoration and peace I find outdoors and the importance of taking good rest. Grace and peace, Justin _____ Sabbaths, 1985 – V How long doesContinue reading “Weekly Lifelines 5/26/2022”
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