the ordinary

I pay attention to the stop sign at the corner. I take it seriously and change my behavior because it’s there. I see it, I notice it, and I adapt accordingly in that moment. As I learn to attend to God’s presence in my life, the same will be true. God’s grace mediated through the ordinary. That’s what I’m after.

The names cited in Hebrews form a roster of women and men who followed Jesus and whose lives mentored the succeeding generations of faith. But look at them. They were imperfect, failed and fallen… as well as bold, courageous, faithful, and strong. We can follow Jesus because they can imitate it for us.

Let’s get at it then.


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