When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, "Do you want to be made well?" The sick man answered Him, "Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; someone else always … Continue reading Do You Want To Be Well?
When you have been eating the Word- the Living Word- can you easily move on to eating styrofoam packing peanuts and not notice? Of course not! You spit that bite right out. Lame. Weird. Useless. The world is trying to imitate the Christian feast on the word of God with their packing peanut eating festivals. They love … Continue reading Packing Peanuts
"There will not come a day when you will have "arrived" and become perfect in your flesh. Only Jesus is perfect. There race for perfection is a never-ending pursuit, but the race toward Jesus is a never-ending joy. Gretchen Saffles, Redefined I saw a little story about this Belgian couple named Camille and Jean who … Continue reading Influencers
The guest speaker at our church yesterday gave a moving sermon on the topic of hypocrisy amongst Christians and the whole "I don't go to church because the church is full of hypocrites" argument made by many in our culture. I'm not sure where we came up with the idea that church is or should … Continue reading Sober-Minded Hypocrites
It has been a heckuva week at sea, as they say. I sit here wrapped up in blankets watching the snow fall out my window, wondering where spring has run off to, and staring at a little verse highlighted in my Bible: "For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; … Continue reading Tragedy And Daily Bread
I don't rely on the USA Today for my news or opinions, so I missed this snazzy little article the other day proclaiming that a great "revelation" has occurred in American churches that is bringing "joy and happiness" to millions! Sadly, this revelation is being met with "resistance and retrenchment" by others though, throwing a … Continue reading Growing Without Direction
My middle school son returned last week from a missions trip his school took down to New Mexico. I, of course, was full of a million questions the second he walked through the door. I remember those seventh grade camps and church things clearly enough to know there's always a solid mix of Jesus and … Continue reading The Shepherd of Seventh Graders