Fasting was out of the question. Until it became the answer.
Not eating to somehow become more spiritual sounded ridiculous to me. Even as I entered a time of prayer and fasting mid-January 2010, I was skeptical. Honestly, I was a little scared. I talk about fasting to people frequently and I can see it all over their face. The doubt. The questions. And the critical nature of both.
TweetNew Year, New You, Kind Of We can’t help it. A new year brings with it considerations of a past year and the one ahead. Considerations of change and newness. Most of us would say we aren’t where we could
TweetA peek into 2018… A few weeks ago while in discussion at our Sunday gathering I mentioned a book I was currently reading. Someone at the table then expressed their interest in other things that I find myself reading. Occasionally
TweetJesus was playing a different game… When it comes down to it and people want to know what I believe or what kind of church Downtown Faith considers itself I simply answer…”we follow Jesus and help others do the same.”
TweetLiving Spiritually, Spiritually Living I recently watched a documentary about the late, great comedian, Garry Shandling. People are fascinating. People who do great things, live interesting lives, and seem to affect us all are unbelievably interesting. Shandling was one of
TweetThis is what I’d like to see… When we first began to create a different kind of faith community in downtown Las Vegas I remember telling my wife, Martha, that I’d love to be the kind of church and kind
TweetNo. Really. How’s Life? Sometimes when people ask how you’re doing they aren’t really asking. It’s more of a greeting. That’s okay. Maybe you have a preferred response… “I’m fine.” “Soooo busy!” “Doing good. Doing good.” “Ya know…” Many times
TweetCan’t get away from this… Earlier this week I came across a verse that has really stuck with me. It’s made me grateful and hopeful. It moved me to reach out in gratitude and has caused me to pray more
TweetAre You Making Something New? One of my favorite things about living in downtown Las Vegas is the “maker” energy. People everywhere are creating, building, and leading in some space. And they’re hustling. Hard. The “hustle” is present in DTLV