Though pilgrima…


Though pilgrimages are good for the spirit, if you can’t find Jesus in your hometown, you probably aren’t going to find him in Jerusalem.

Richard Rohr wrote that, and it’s all of our challenge.

The blog will be on hiatus for a few weeks as Pastor Chelsey goes on pilgrimage with a group led by Under the Fig Tree Ministries. See you in late May.


Are you trying to be great?


[W]e are special not because we possess a worthiness of our own, but because we image the special One—our Creator. He created us to reflect his glory to a watching world. Every job we do, every gift we possess, and every seemingly mundane task we complete faithfully is all part of our reflecting his creative majesty. And every life is necessary in God’s economy. This is what gives us significance and meaning, regardless of the tangible outcomes of our efforts.

Read the rest of Courtney Reissig’s piece, “Forget What Your Mom or Teacher Says- You Aren’t So Special After All” on the Her.meneutics blog from Christianity Today.

This post is a challenge for adults and parents to be content in the person God has made them. We are not called to greatness, just faithfulness– including in our work, our ambition, goals and what we produce.

Growing Faith through Bible Memory


Why passages, not just verses? Because God has invited us to a feast. Let’s not stop at the hors d’oeuvres.

The Bible’s a great tool for growing your faith, don’t you think?

Jean Williams inspires us to enjoy the feast of God’s Word set before us in hearty meals, not just bite-sized nibbles.

Read the rest of her post: Why you shouldn’t memorize Bible verses, then check out her follow-up posts about putting it to practice: A three-course banquet of Bible memorization and A smorgasbord of Bible memorization methods (and one way to learn whole books).

UPDATE: Here’s the last post in the series: The delightful results of memorizing the Bible.

This was posted with adults and teens in mind and concerns Bible study and memorization.