At Getting Down with Jesus, we share gut-level thoughts on faith. I get personal, honest and real with Him … and with myself. Heartfelt. Candid. And Slightly Off The Wall.

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  • Whatsoever Things
    on Dec 31, 2008 in Bible Revelation
    I want to live in the moment, but I fret about the future. I want to look to the future, yet I rehash the past. But what are we to dwell on? We are to dwell on the things of God, the "things" of Philippians 4:8.Before I enter the New Year, I wil
  • The Repairman Has Arrived
    on Dec 29, 2008 in Waiting Christmas
    In a wooden pew, in the church where I grew up, I breathed in deeply the truth of Christmas: The wait is over.I feel that relief every year on Christmas Eve. You know the feeling: the joy-filled anticipation that began back when the first Advent cand...
  • Love Came Down
    on Dec 24, 2008 in Bible Beauty Revealed Christmas
    A portion of Luke 2 (from The Message)About that time Caesar Augustus ordered a census to be taken throughout the Empire. This was the first census when Quirinius was governor of Syria.Everyone had to travel to his own ancestral hometown to be accoun...
  • What I Learned From ...
    on Dec 23, 2008 in Keepin' it Real Blogging
    Blogging can feel a tad scary at times.I mean, let's face it. It's like journaling out loud. Like opening up your diary to strangers -- or scarier still -- blood relatives. In Blogger-ville, if we're Keepin' It Real, we're letting
  • It's a Wrap
    on Dec 21, 2008 in Good Things Giving
    Wrapping Christmas presents has become something of an art at our house. Not because I use fancy paper or tie handmade bows.Rather, the art is in The Disguise.You were a kid once. You know what I mean. Admit it: You searched for your name on the tag,...
  • All I Want for Christmas Is ...
    on Dec 18, 2008 in Hope Family Christmas
    I thought I'd like a new digital camera, a Nicole C. Mullen CD, or maybe one of those tall jewelry armoires.I would have been delighted to unwrap a new pair of jammies or some vanilla-scented bubble bath.But right now, I just want one thing for Chris
  • The Repairman
    on Dec 16, 2008 in Leading by Example Humility
    I wish you could meet my friend, Dave.He's the pastor at the Methodist church in the little Iowa town where I grew up -- the church where I was baptized, confirmed, took my first communion. He's the pastor who baptized our daughter, Lydia, when
  • Theological Wisdom From a First-Grader
    on Dec 15, 2008 in Kid Wisdom
    A lot of bloggers seem to be featuring books these days, so here's my humble contribution.At Getting Down With Jesus, I present to you ... (pause for dramatic effect) : "A Textbook of Christian Theology," by Lydia and Anna Lee.Here's a
  • Leftovers, Part II
    on Dec 11, 2008 in Leading by Example
    "There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread." -- Mother TeresaLove: It hopes. It believes. It endures.God made us for it.If I don't have it, I'm no better than a clanging cymbal.Yet I hoard love. I save
  • Bailout
    on Dec 9, 2008 in A-ha Moments
    So I was in church Sunday and got to thinking about the GM bailout.I mean, here I was, amidst hundreds of worshippers who were still taking in a terrific sermon. We were about to receive communion -- the body and blood of Jesus Christ -- and I was si...
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