The Receptive Life

"We are beggars; this is true." (Martin Luther)

Forty Day Journey to the Cross: Day 1 (Preview/Sample)

Before we begin our Forty Day Journey on Ash Wednesday, March 5th, I just wanted to give you a preview/sample of what the posts might look like. Each day I’ll reference a portion of Scripture from the Gospels. You can either read the text from your Bible (which I prefer). Or, if you’re on the move and using your mobile device, you can click on the link that I’ll provide (it will take to a site called,  “Bible Study Tools”). Once you’re at that site, you can choose a version of the Bible. Pick one that you’re comfortable with, easy […]

2014 Update

As you’re probably aware, I haven’t added any new content since late last Fall. But during the past couple of months I’ve been busy behind the scenes and I’d like to share with you what I hope the rest of 2014 might look like. Lent 2014 – A Forty Day Journey to the Cross – Starts Wednesday, March 5th: Over ten years ago I wrote a couple of Lenten devotionals for my congregation: I Want to Know Christ (2003) and He Knows My Name (2004). Back in the day there weren’t any smart phones, iPads, Kindles or blogs. And so we did it old […]