Baptizing Jimmy

Jimmy was baptized yesterday. I will never forget the day Jimmy first walked through our doors, finding us because we were a short walk from the group home where he lives. It was a Sunday morning, so I was doing my normal Sunday morning thing, which looks a bit like a chicken running around with…

Relentless

My spiritual director (aka spiritual guru/ama/spirit-channeler/wise-one who helps me listen to what God is doing in my life) recently published an invitation to a spiritual practice for us to consider for the new year. In it she invites us to listen for a word that God might send us as an invitation, a challenge or…

The Hour of Visitation: I Stand at the Door, Epiphany Sunday

The major issue for you now is faith – to believe that I am acting in you; to surrender your doubts and questions and believe with abandon; to allow things to happen to you and through you. If you can receive it, this is the vision, this is the new thing – a company of…

I in You and You in Me: I Stand at the Door, Day 35

If you will believe me and trust in my all-sufficient presence, today will mark a new era in your life. I am all that you need. I will supply you with words, images, motivation, ideas – everything! Be prepared! I will require you to think completely differently. You’ve been seeking, looking from the underside, treating…

I In You and You in Me: I Stand at the Door, Day 34

I have been breathing on your consciousness to cause you to turn to me, to hunger for me with your whole heart. I am beginning to receive your loving interest. Don’t try quite so hard or so seriously. I do not want you to strain to love me. Your mission is now taking shape. It…

I Will Use You: I Stand at the Door, Day 33

Also, let your voice be heard in the organizational structures of the church. Wherever you may connect with the body – elected leader, choir member, committee member, teacher or member of a class – make my whole body conscious of its mission. Ask the leaders, “What has this action or ministry to do with Jesus…

I Will Use You: I Stand at the Door, Day 32

I also want you to be intentional in reaching out to two kinds of persons. Spread this new life to those in your social fabric, that is, those persons in your day to day life. You see them every week – at work, during leisure time, at the grocery, in church – these persons already…

I Will Use You: I Stand at the Door, Day 31

Begin with you minister, whom I have called to preach my word. So often the minister’s energy is depleted from weariness with the battle. Envision your minister being filled with my presence and being moved by the Spirit. Listen to my word through this special servant. Love me in this human form. Do not misunderstand….

I Will Use You: I Stand at the Door, Day 30

The members of my body are not bad persons; they are asleep. They must be awakened by the excitement of a new kind of life, by a word of witness to the reality of my presence, by the presence of the Spirit in you. Will you permit me to sow the seeds of the kingdom…

I Stand at the Door: The First Sunday of Christmas

Enjoy the Sabbath day today by connecting with your God, your self, your loved ones, or your neighbor.  Find a way to deepen relationships as you create some space for worship, rest and play today! If you are local to the Olathe area, we would love to have you worship with us at Heritage today….

Transmitter of the Spirit: I Stand at the Door, Day 28

Though the transformation of your life and perspective is important, there is more. You are one person. I want to work through your life to spread this awareness to others. I will make you like a farmer who casts seeds into the ground; sow generously, sow continually, sow pervasively. You are but one member of…

I Will Transform You: I Stand at the Door, Day 27

You are beginning a new spiritual adventure. At first, this new way of living may be accompanied by strong emotions and by a deeply personal relationship with an interior presence. Even the selection of a companion focuses on your individual relationship with me. As you continue this adventure, you will begin to experience a gradual…