Entries by pete

Killing Giants – 1

I love the Old Testament stories, especially when I read them with a new set of eyes. Take for instance the story of David & Goliath. Most of us have read the story or have at least heard of the young shepherd boy who defeated the giant Goliath with just a slingshot and a smooth stone. It is easy to focus on the ending of that story…we all love to see the underdog win, at least I do. Yet there is so much more in the story that that is helpful to look at.

Killing Giants – 1

I love the Old Testament stories, especially when I read them with a new set of eyes. Take for instance the story of David & Goliath. Most of us have read the story or have at least heard of the young shepherd boy who defeated the giant Goliath with just a slingshot and a smooth stone. It is easy to focus on the ending of that story…we all love to see the underdog win, at least I do. Yet there is so much more in the story that that is helpful to look at.

Wholehearted Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone!  True Pursuit hopes that you have wonderful, joyfilled time with family and friends as you celebrate Christmas. We are so aware that Christmas is an invasion, a brutal frontal attack, in which Jesus invaded earth with the sole mission to rescue you and set you free.  In the first moments of Jesus’ life he was hunted, on the run, an outcast, and throughout his life suffered much more… all to pursue you.  As you ponder Christ’s beautiful “True Pursuit” of your heart, allow this “This Resonates” post to speak to you.

Wholehearted Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone!  True Pursuit hopes that you have wonderful, joyfilled time with family and friends as you celebrate Christmas. We are so aware that Christmas is an invasion, a brutal frontal attack, in which Jesus invaded earth with the sole mission to rescue you and set you free.  In the first moments of Jesus’ life he was hunted, on the run, an outcast, and throughout his life suffered much more… all to pursue you.  As you ponder Christ’s beautiful “True Pursuit” of your heart, allow this “This Resonates” post to speak to you.

Remember

Every year about this time I am reminded of how important it is to reflect on what God has done and how difficult it is to hang on to those memories.

God actually spends a lot of time in the Bible reminding us to remember…probably because we are so prone to forgetting. What do you use to remember? Today we tend to use Post-it notes, To-Do-lists, email, text reminders, etc.

Remember

Every year about this time I am reminded of how important it is to reflect on what God has done and how difficult it is to hang on to those memories.

God actually spends a lot of time in the Bible reminding us to remember…probably because we are so prone to forgetting. What do you use to remember? Today we tend to use Post-it notes, To-Do-lists, email, text reminders, etc.

Why Advent?

To say the celebration of Christmas has become part of a secularized marketing juggernaut should not surprise anyone. From the middle of October through the end of the year, people are subjected to an increased and intense campaign to spend money. Our secular culture is an economic one, and consumer spending is the largest piece of the economic engine that drives it.

Why Advent?

To say the celebration of Christmas has become part of a secularized marketing juggernaut should not surprise anyone. From the middle of October through the end of the year, people are subjected to an increased and intense campaign to spend money. Our secular culture is an economic one, and consumer spending is the largest piece of the economic engine that drives it.

The More I Seek You

“The More I Seek You” by Steffany Gretzinger has been a beloved song for a while. Recently, as I’ve started to learn more about the feminine/mothering Heart of God this has taken on a deeper and more vulnerable meaning for me.