Tuning Forks

Tuning Forks

How do you fix bad pianos? With a tuning fork. How do you fix bad singers? With a pitchfork. Well, it’s an old orchestra joke. Because there certainly aren’t any NEW orchestra jokes! This is Day Two of our five-day challenge: Reading one chapter of Proverbs each day...
Read and Rattle

Read and Rattle

Today I began a Bible reading challenge. I invite you to join me, because it’s fast and short and personal. This week we’re looking at the first five chapters of Proverbs. Today (Tuesday)  we’re reading Chapter One of Proverbs. Thursday we’ll read Chapter Two, and so...
The Simplest Form

The Simplest Form

Karl Barth was the most important Swiss theologian of the twentieth century. He is best known for his landmark commentary The Epistle To The Romans. But he is also remembered for this uncluttered saying, “Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.” Think about that for a...
Just Keep Swimming

Just Keep Swimming

Dory: Hey there, Mr. Grumpy Gills! When life gets you down do you wanna know what you gotta do? Marlin: I don’t wanna know what you gotta do. Dory: [singing] Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Just keep swim-ming, swim-ming, swim-ming. What do we do? We...
Church is Hard

Church is Hard

A tip of the hat to Anna, who pointed me to this post by Jacob Waldron. ======= Church is hard. Church is hard for the person walking through the doors for the first time, afraid of judgement. Church is hard for the pastor’s family, under the microscope of an entire...