Embracing Paradox

“We cannot seem to escape paradox; I do not think I want to.” Madeleine L’Engle, Walking on Water   I am driving my parents’ aging Camry up Route 9. The late afternoon sun slants through the windshield and I flip down the sun visor to block the haze. My heart is palpitating, my breaths are shallow, my mouth is dry, …

Biblical Rest – Part Two

Last week, we opened a dialogue about Biblical rest, focusing on the first two characteristics we can take from God’s Word- that we must “Obey Jesus’ Command” of rest, and “Process the Season” we are in. To check out the first section of our Biblical Rest series, click here. Read on to see our next two takeaways from the Word …

Biblical Rest – Part One

In the early chapters of Mark, Jesus recently had completed a busy season of ministry – calming the storm (4:35-41), healing the demon-possessed man (5:1-20), the woman with the issue of blood (5:25-34), and Jairus’ daughter (5:21-24, 35-43) – and now, significantly, He had commissioned the disciples to go out and minister to the masses on His behalf. It was …