“As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem.”  (Luke 9:51 NIV)   We are a little over a week from recognizing “Good Friday.”  Christians all over the world recognize it as the day that Jesus was crucified.  It is “good” for it meant He willingly… Read More

Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me.  But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Corinthians 12:8-9 ESV)     I’ve heard numerous Christians who have a mistaken understanding that just because they are Christian they should escape… Read More

“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,” Ephesians 3:20 English Standard Version (ESV)     I’m learning to rejoice when God answers my prayer with giving me a no.  You see that no might go against my request, but… Read More

Dear Friends, My family and I are deeply grateful for your prayers and the many messages of hope and appreciation you have sent to me.  I hope that I conveyed that with my last blog post.  But somehow I feel that I need to say a little more to you. As a result of the… Read More

And when Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered about him, and he was beside the sea.  Then came one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, and seeing him, he fell at his feet and implored him earnestly, saying, “My little daughter is at the point of… Read More

“ ….. We have no strength to face this vast multitude that has come against us, nor do we know what to do, except that our eyes are on you.”  (2 Chronicles 20:12 ISV)   When All is Lost   We can read from many examples in the Bible that God waits for His people… Read More

Where’s the Compassion?   He looked them in the eye, one after another, angry now, furious at their hard-nosed religion. He said to the man, “Hold out your hand.” He held it out—it was as good as new! The Pharisees got out as fast as they could, sputtering about how they would join forces with… Read More

Full Disclosure “Investigate my life, O God, find out everything about me; Cross-examine and test me, get a clear picture of what I’m about; See for yourself whether I’ve done anything wrong— then guide me on the road to eternal life.”  (Psalms 139: 23-24 MSG)   If you’ve watched the news lately all the politicians… Read More

“A devout life does bring wealth, but it’s the rich simplicity of being yourself before God. Since we entered the world penniless and will leave it penniless, if we have bread on the table and shoes on our feet, that’s enough.”  (1 Timothy 6:6-8 MSG)     I know few people who have not battled… Read More

Listen to the Old Souls   I recently had a conversation with a thirty-seven-year-old businessman.  Though pleasant enough, I felt and observed a cockiness and arrogance that valued people and objectives through a grid of, “What’s in it for me?”  Beyond that perspective he had no interest in others, or their concerns.  Money, success, showmanship… Read More

No doubt you may being wondering what I’m up to writing my blog today about angels?  I woke this morning with an interest to read and journal through the Gospel of Mark.  I didn’t get far into it (Mark 1:13) when I read that angels ministered to Jesus after He had been tempted in the… Read More

For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love.  Galatians 5:13 NLT     If you haven’t noticed lately there is more and more effort worldwide to take away social and… Read More