April 1, 2019

“In Him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.” (John 1:4-5, NIV)

Such a simple thought: “In Him was life.”
What does this mean to me? It means that
More than simply “being alive,” the Son...

March 4, 2019

When they went across the lake, the disciples forgot to take bread. “Be careful,” Jesus said to them. “Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees."(Matthew 16:5–6, NIV)

   

     Lent is a season of fasting in preparation for Holy Week, th...

February 5, 2019

“Greater than this love no one has, that one would give one’s life for his friends. You are My friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you ‘servants,’ because a servant doesn’t know what his master does. You I have called ‘friends’, because everything...

January 7, 2019

“But what about you?” He asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man, but by My Father in heaven. And I tell you that y...

December 3, 2018

 "The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep. At midnight the cry rang out, 'Here’s the bridegroom!  Come out to meet him!' Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. The foolish ones said to the wise, 'Give us some...

November 6, 2018

 "Isaac spoke up and said to his father Abraham, 'Father?' 'Yes, my son?' Abraham replied. 'The fire and the wood are here,' Isaac said, 'but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?'" (Genesis 22:7, NIV)

    All I remember is we were cros...

October 1, 2018

"I tell you, among those born of women there is no one greater than John; yet the one who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he." (Luke 7:28, NIV)

      John the Baptist sat in prison. The cousin of Jesus, the one whose mission it was to prepare the nation o...

September 3, 2018

 "Peter said, 'Explain the parable to us.' 
'Are you still so dull?' Jesus asked them.
'…You of little faith, why are you talking among yourselves about having no bread?'" (Matthew 15:15-16; 16:8, NIV)

   

As I read Matthew’s gospel, I stand with Jesus among my...

August 20, 2018

"Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom." (Psalm 90:12, NIV)

    On a particularly gloomy morning when the tattered fog was just beginning to give way to a breeze, I began reading and meditating on Psalm 90. The weather seemed to fit the...

August 6, 2018

 "But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you." (Philippians 2:17, NIV)
    My ministry has included many things that don’t make it into newsletters back to supp...

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