Dinner….table for two….

We’re up to Chapter 8 this week in our study, “Run with the Horses”.  After reading the chapter, focus on study guide section four including scripture reading, Jeremiah 15:10-21.

Our author gives a very interesting analogy about going to an intimate dinner.  Just you and someone, and occasionally, a waiter who services your table.  And in the analogy, Eugene Peterson describes who is “God” and who is “you” in the analogy.  Heads up….it might not be the answer you’re expecting!

Jon Paschal leads us this week and surely he’ll solve that “dinner mystery” and highlight other key points to Chapter 8.

Zoom meeting details are in your calendar invite.  Reach out to me if you need additional information.

See you at 7:30 am on Friday!


Sitting at the Potter’s Wheel

I haven’t spent much time with clay and a potter’s wheel … lately.  But my memory does serve me well enough to recall early on in grammar school playing with clay.  You probably did too.

We shaped and formed…..and shaped and formed….and inevitably, the clay became such a mess that you probably had to start over.  Visions of creating the next Michelangelo sculpture soon became an ash tray or cereal bowl that sat in the family cupboard for who know how long!

This week for our study, we learn of a time when God asked Jeremiah to observe a potter hard at work.  Many observations but one is the clay becomes “spoiled” which is another term for having to start over.  God, like the potter, doesn’t ball us up in a head of bad clay.  No, he sits back down at the wheel and gets back to work.  We are the “clay” and he is the “potter”.

Ready chapters 6-7 this week and focus of Jeremiah 18:1-18 for the scripture message.

Jason Schubert leads us this week with Lesson 3 of the Study Guide.

Same Zoom number as last week.  You should have the calendar invitation.  Reach out to me if you need it however!

Gather at 7:30 am ET.  Lesson starts at 7:45 am ET.


Instagram’s False Narrative

We all have those friends.  You know, the ones who build their personal worth around social media “likes”.  Sure, we’re all guilty of it in one form or another.  “Likes” on Facebook or Instagram posts give us that feeling of importance and value.  Have we become a society that places image over substance?

This week’s assignment digs into others’ perceptions of us.  Read chapter 5 of the current study, “Run with the Horses”.  Our scripture focus is Jeremiah 7:1-15.

Homework questions can be found in the Lesson Two study guide found on this site’s Resources page.

Luke Nelson leads us this week….live from his beach vacation!  (Thank you, Luke!)  Gather starting at 7:30 am ET on Friday.  Lesson starts at 7:45 am.  Zoom meetings continue for our group.

Meeting ID is: 884 2307 8742 (password shared via calendar invite)



Saddle Up!

Has anyone watched the series, “Yellowstone”, starring Kevin Kostner?  My wife and I are hooked on it!!  Just finished up season one….started season two….and hoping to eventually catch up to the current season three.

Kostner plays the role of John Dutton, a wealthy cattle ranch owner in Montana.  Oddly enough (for this post), Dutton is not a believer in God, although at times when he’s in despair, he calls out to our heavenly father for help.  One of his famous quotes is “I’ve seen too much bad in my life to believe God exists….”.  Dutton’s life is filled with tragedy; the loss of his wife to a horse-riding accident, and his eldest son who was shot over a dispute of indian tribal territories.  Dutton cries out: “God…..damn you for leaving me!”

This week begins another “horse story” for our group, “Run with the Horses” by Eugene Peterson.  Homework this week is a tall drink of water…..read the first four chapters.  Yikes!  If you’ve been consumed by work, family…and oh yeah, this pandemic … and you haven’t done the homework, no worries.  Join the Zoom call anyway.  At a minimum, please read our scripture for this week, Jeremiah 1:4-19.

You can always find the homework for this 6-week series on the Resources Tab of the website.

Join the Zoom call at 7:30 am ET this Friday to “catch up” with the group.  I’ll kick off this week’s lesson at 7:45 am ET.  Details for the Zoom call are sent out in a calendar invite to everyone already.