Paul writes to the Ephesians that accepting Christ into their hearts will find them “grounded and rooted in love.” It gave me pause: what kind of soil am I sinking my roots into?
Whatever I choose to immerse myself in— chronic busyness, the act of pleasing others, the search for bodily comfort— will determine what kind of fruit I will bear or whether I will bear any at all.
What does rooting in the soil of God’s love produce?
The human brain contains what is called the comparative frontoparietal network which allows us to take in stimuli and compare, contrast, and categorize as part of our biological makeup. Making quick decisions based on comparison must have been important in agrarian life: pick the clean fruit; leave the bug-ravaged fruit. In their article “The culture …
My friend Michelle breaks down two verses that can help revive us in this pandemic burnout.
June 2020 saw a country torn apart and a powerful call to reconcile issues of race emerged. The deep divide echoes that of Rome when Paul hoped to unify Jew and Gentile. Reconciling differences and repairing past hurts takes work. It is a holy work, a humbling work, a necessary work. Latasha Morrison’s book Be the Bridge offers guidance for Christians seeking racial literacy. If we do the work, we can achieve the unification that Paul hoped for the Romans.
This is Jade. Her drink is an iced maple cinnamon latte. I have a special backstory with Jade because she took care of my youngest baby when I resumed part-time work at the college. I remember holding him on my hip as I listened to Jade talk with anticipation about her new role as a …