A word Jesus used 10 times in 3 verses

A word Jesus used 10 times in 3 verses

Confused and afraid the disciples left the upper room and stepped onto the narrow Jerusalem street.  They felt the frigid air nip at their faces and cut through their robes.  Holding their fluttering torches high they followed Jesus out of the city.  Suddenly he stopped.  A key moment had arrived.  He would tell them, in […]

When you lack the needed faith

When you lack the needed faith

We all face situations where a gap exists between the faith we have and the faith needed to release the power of God into a situation. Like the dad who begged the Lord’s disciples to evict a demon from his son. The evil spirit would trigger convulsions and try to kill the boy by throwing […]

Jesus’ six reasons to give  thanks

Jesus’ six reasons to give thanks

I got the list from Jesus, really. One day the Lord told his followers why they should trust in God and not worry (Matthew 6:26-33). I realize Thanksgiving isn’t a season of worry but gratitude. But I also know in order to give thanks we need to get past distracting worries. Here’s the Lord’s six […]

When my dad died

When my dad died

I remember when my dad died. I stood beside his bed, my hands on his chest, as he quietly exhaled. One moment he was there, the next he was gone. And life moved on. A sand castle on the beach. For hours the castle stands tall, and then it’s gone. When I read Peter’s description […]

One way we’re alike

One way we’re alike

In one way we’re alike. We want our life to matter. And sometimes we wonder if it does, or ever will. You may go for weeks, months, or even years without giving it much thought. And then you run into an old high school or college friend, whose lofty achievements make you wonder how he, […]