Believers in Christ (mostly women) encounter the following passage in times of burnout. Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to his teaching.But Martha was distracted … Continue reading The Good Portion
The phrase, "Sharing life," is intentionally ambiguous and so we use the ambiguous image above to represent our mission. We perceive the image alternately as two faces pointed inward and a cup. The inward faces represent our commitment to share our lives. Christ has called us to love one another in community and so we … Continue reading Sharing Life and All That Implies
Christ said, "On this rock, I will build my church." (Matt. 16:18) Paul wrote that, "His (God's) intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, according to His eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord." … Continue reading Stand Up, Church
If we're working too hard to bring one person to Christ, we might have more in common with the Pharisees than with Jesus.
We become more like the Son of God as the Father's seed develops within our being. Sharing life in community enables that development.
When it comes to building community, meals matter. Though planning and providing them can feel at times like a weighty burden. Here are some ideas to lighten the load: Reconcile yourself to the possibility that someone else might think that you didn't work as hard on your dish as they did on theirs. Pick up … Continue reading Eight Enough?
We're 28% to our goal! Please consider helping us reach it! https://www.indiegogo.com/project/fund-the-barnes-family-for-one-month/embedded/8929837