A Different Kind of Rest

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  (Matthew 11:28) The faster you go, the less you see. I’ve just come off a month-long sabbatical. I had needed to make some changes. Some of it was stress. Some of it was physical health. Some was the pressure... Continue Reading →

Beach Shoes

Beach Shoes: an infuriatingly abstract reflection on God, religion, tiny fish, sharp stones, and wisdom. From Christopher M Wojcik's 2018 book Many Moons.   © 2018 by Christopher Martin Wojcik. Used by permission.

But It’s His Own Damn Fault

A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers who stripped him and beat him, and departed leaving him half dead. (Luke 10:30) Obviously. What do I mean obviously? I mean, that’s the response Jesus’ listeners would have to the beginning of the Good Samaritan story. JESUS: A man was... Continue Reading →

Does Prayer Even Work?

   If you ask anything in My name, I will do it. Most assuredly I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you. (John 14:14; 16:23) An excerpt from the book Many Moons, by Christopher Martin Wojcik: Sitting by the old Monk, Maple continued, “I guess my question is this: does prayer... Continue Reading →

My Little Lamb

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. (1 Corinthians 13:7) Today, our oldest daughter turned 25. A quarter-century. When your child is born, you have no idea. No idea how much you will be changed. No idea how big your heart can get. Here's a little poem... Continue Reading →

Men, Miscarriage, and The Kobayashi Maru

Suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope. (Romans 5:4) Disclaimer: Please understand in what you read below that I am writing from a man’s perspective. One man’s – just me. If it applies to many men, so be it. If it applies to many women too, so be it. Please, please understand... Continue Reading →

A Free Elf: The Journey Begins

For freedom Christ has set us free; stand fast therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. (Galatians 5:1) I'm a writer and teacher at heart. Beginning today, I'm also a blogger. As most of you know, I’ve been a pastor for some 22 years. (And, by the way, a huge part... Continue Reading →

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