Reviving Crushed Dreams

Reviving Crushed Dreams

Between childhood and adulthood something harmful happens.  The world, at some point, crushes our childhood capacity to dream we can make a difference in the world. When I turned ten I realized I would never be a big-league baseball player–this is an acceptance of reality. But the world (a system that leaves God out, 1 […]

When you can’t provide

When you can’t provide

“You give them something to eat,” Jesus said (Matthew 14:16). The question took the disciples by surprise. The Lord has just asked them where they could get bread to feed 5,000 men, plus women and children. Where indeed? The disciples looked for money to buy food. Philip, a little known disciple, said they would need […]

Seize the Moment

Seize the Moment

Procrastinators focus on problems. The diligent focus on solutions. There is an element of dishonesty in procrastination. When we procrastinate, we lie to ourselves to avoid work, instead of facing the facts. We lack the integrity to admit we would rather delay action then expend energy. We aren’t mature enough to recognize that the cause […]

God’s Power in You

God’s Power in You

Jesus’ words and deeds on the night of the Last Supper were focused on helping the disciples grasp a truth as revolutionary as the first use of an incandescent light. “On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you” (John 14:20). In […]