About JK Patterson

I am a minor character in the big Story — Jesus is the Hero; He's everything to me.

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  • JK shared from A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War: How J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis Rediscovered Faith, Friendship, and Heroism in the Cataclysm of 1914-18 by Joseph Loconte
    “None can give to another what he does not possess himself,” he wrote. “A man whose mind was formed in a period of cynicism and disillusion, cannot teach hope or fortitude.”49
  • JK shared from The Spark: A Mother's Story of Nurturing, Genius, and Autism by Kristine Barnett
    It’s up to us to build a bridge to our children, so that they can show us what they see and we can begin to draw them back into our world.
    Note: it's up to parents to build bridges to our kids' worlds then invite into ours
  • JK shared from The Art of Neighboring: Building Genuine Relationships Right Outside your Door by Jay Pathak, Dave Runyon
    The solutions to the problems in our neighborhoods aren’t ultimately found in the government, police, or schools or in getting more people to go to church. The solutions lie with us. It’s within our power to become good neighbors, to care for the people around us and to be cared for by the people around us. There really is a different way to live, and we are finding that it is actually the best way to live.
  • JK shared from Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas
    One admires Christ according to aesthetic categories as an aesthetic genius, calls him the greatest ethicist; one admires his going to his death as a heroic sacrifice for his ideas. Only one thing one doesn’t do: one doesn’t take him seriously. That is, one doesn’t bring the center of his or her own life into contact with the claim of Christ to speak the revelation of God and to be that revelation. One maintains a distance between himself or herself and the word of Christ, and allows no serious encounter to take place. I can doubtless live with or without Jesus as a religious genius, as...
    Note: Understanding Christ means taking Him seriously, wholly. -Bonhoeffer
  • JK shared from Building a Discipling Culture by Mike Breen
    How do we take up the cross and become wholly devoted students following Jesus? Surrender to the process of change. Embrace the fruit of the Spirit he wants to grow in our lives. And when it gets hard to face the issues of sin that will ultimately surface in your life, push through. Don’t turn back and look for relief from the internal struggle. The rewards will be great if you and your Huddle persevere. In fact, once you have tasted of the goodness of the Lord, like the man who found the pearl of great price, you will sell everything you have to keep it and know it more fully.
    Note: wholly following him
(Portland, OR)
JK Patterson