This story is the first time Mark lets us see that not all who seek Jesus are his true followers. Many people follow Jesus for what they can get from him: a show, a miracle, a meal or access to power. We feel this tension even within his closest friends.… Read More Sticky Memory
As I read, I began to correlate Left Neglect with another type of neglect that I often experience. It is a type of spiritual neglect. … Read More Soul Neglect
I am afraid of getting something wrong. I’ve gotten used to listening, so now I’m wondering if I have something to say? There is a lure to stay in research mode because it is hard to think.… Read More Seminary: The unexpected struggle.
Writing a personal statement and defining my personal values has enabled me to feel confidence in my decisions. Understanding who I am is the most valuable lesson I learned in seminary.… Read More Seminary: What I valued the most.
I make goals because I enjoy looking back and feeling a sense of accomplishment. I feel like my life is speeding by, and I want to be proud of the person I have become at the end. Yearly goal-setting also helps me to fight the ever-present urge to simply entertain myself. When I detail goals, I find I use my time more productively. … Read More 2019 Goals