Have you ever cut off your hand?

Obedience to Christ is the foundational principle that I as a follower of Christ must operate on if I call myself a disciple of Jesus.  So I pay attention to the words of Jesus that are set in the context of the command.  In a long line of verses that I could cite are the…

Jesus speaking within me

“I know that I have to move from speaking about Jesus to letting him speak within me, from thinking about Jesus to letting him think within me, from acting for and with Jesus to letting him act through me. I know the only way for me to see the world is to see it through…

A long obedience…

I finished Eugene Peterson’s classic book, A Long Obedience in the Same Direction, and found again this theme of God’s enduring call, our struggle to follow in a fallen world and the deep blessings that come from our faithful response to that call. I am reminded again that blessing is no guarantee of a way…