Waking up Flat

For you know that when your faith is tested it stirs up in you the power of endurance. And then as your endurance grows even stronger, it will release perfection into every part of your being until there is nothing missing and nothing lacking. -James 1:3-4      There are days when I wake up feeling flat […]

I never knew you!

     I have never been a big fan of The Message paraphrase of The Bible but every once in a while, my curiosity is piqued as to how the author of The Message might have translated a particularly challenging scripture passage. So, I’ll look to the right and to the left to make sure nobody […]

Little Warriors for Jesus

“To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight.” -EE Cummings       My 7-year-old grandson, Luca, has been unusually curious about Jesus since he was 3 or 4 years old. One […]

Tearing off the Bark

     For you reach into my heart. (“You have ravished my heart) With one flash of your eyes I am undone by your love, my beloved, my equal, my bride. You leave me breathless—I am overcome by merely a glance from your worshiping eyes, for you have stolen my heart. I am held hostage by […]

What is Good?

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. -Romans 8:28      When things do not go well; the diagnosis comes, the job doesn’t, the child is wandering, that’s when many pull this comforting scripture passage out of their back pockets. I […]

“You did it to Me”

“Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.” Matthew 25:31-40      The woman in charge of the Prison Ministry at church told me that she had a prisoner who would like someone to correspond with. I came to her mind and […]

What a Gift!

“In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.” – Judges 17:6 and 21:25      I am in the book of Judges in my Bible reading plan and I don’t want to be. I can’t stand the book of Judges. The stories are so dark and disgusting. There’s the […]

Your will be Done

…your will be done -Matthew 6:10      When I get up every morning, I pray the Lord’s prayer. The fourth line of this prayer, which the Son of God taught His followers to pray, is a request that God’s will would be done. Every day I am asking God for His will to be done. […]

Lukewarm no more!

I see the Church in America as a lot like the Church in Laodicea; lukewarm. I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. For you say, I am rich, I […]

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