Jesus’s red wagon

Jesus’s red wagon

Had an individual ask me last week to explain “cast all your cares on Him.” Let me share how I responded. Let’s say I am trying to carry a great, big heavy rock to the backyard for some landscaping project that Debbie decided would be...
Even in prison, God….

Even in prison, God….

Have you ever noticed how often we want God to rescue us from the consequences of our choices? Sometimes the passion with which we ask is almost demanding. Believe me, there have been many times when I have petitioned the Lord to soften the blow or the...
Do you want to leave also?

Do you want to leave also?

I have been giving much thought the last few weeks to chapter 6 of the Gospel of John and its relevance to pastoral ministry. That chapter contains an account of Jesus feeding 5000 people, His miraculous walk on the water in the middle of a storm, the strongest...
Do You Want to Be Healed?

Do You Want to Be Healed?

As recorded in the gospel of John, chapter 5, Jesus once asked a longtime invalid if he wanted to get well. Initially, this seems like a silly question. Of course a crippled man would want to walk – right?  Well, maybe not. Being lame meant being taken care of by...
Life is about choices

Life is about choices

Life is about choices. Every day, moment by moment, we are faced with choices; and what we decide in those moments makes all the difference. In fact, God labels those choices as “life and death,” then encourages us to “choose life.” (Deuteronomy 30:19) We live in a...
If Jesus was your pastor…

If Jesus was your pastor…

“If Jesus were the pastor of a local church, not many of us would attend after our first visit.”  This short quote from Francis Chan can spur all kinds of responses and reactions, ranging from “Why?” to “Ah-ha!”  Let me expand on the...
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