A Thought for Dark Days

A Thought for Dark Days

One winter night almost eight years ago a negative thought grabbed my attention and wouldn’t let go. I remember the experience because what happened next changed my life.    At the time I was thinking about the weather in Oregon. Since I moved here in 82′ I frequently reminded myself how much I hated the […]

Does God Arrange Your Schedule?

Does God Arrange Your Schedule?

God arranged Jesus’ schedule so he could fulfill his mission: “To seek and save the Lost” (Luke  19:10). And he does the same for us. Here’s how it worked for Jesus: One day as he walked to Jericho he encountered a Pharisee who thanked God he wasn’t a sinner like other men, “or even like […]

Jesus Is the Resurrection and the life NOW

Jesus Is the Resurrection and the life NOW

Followers of Jesus, not just the twelve, lived with a pro-death-anti-resurrection bias. This bias showed itself after the death of Lazarus. Remember, the sisters of Lazarus, Martha and Mary, had sent a message to Jesus telling him their brother was “very sick” (John 11:3). They likely expected Jesus to immediately travel to their home and […]