Preparing a Home

The only thing I knew about my surgeon was His name. I never had so much as sat with him for coffee or met his family. But on date I was given for surgery I obediently came and allowed an anesthesiologist to put me under. When I awoke the procedure was over. Though I had…

Washing Feet

Why foot washing? Couldn’t Jesus have suggested something easier like hand washing or face washing? But Jesus not only commanded that we wash one another’s feet: He humbled Himself to wash ours first. It is a strange thing how washing feet shows Jesus that we love him and the world that He loves them! He…

A Joyful Pain

This week having eye surgery on Tuesday has been rough and unexpectedly painful in recovery. My greatest blessing has been my wife’s patient help and loving encouragement. No one else would have put up with me these last couple of days! God’s challenge is for me has been to focus on the joy of my…

All the Way With Christ

Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need….

Through the Waters

When I was on the worship team some years back one of my favorite songs talked about God being in our lives through every season. I loved the easy flow of the melody and its lyrics conjured up images of God accompanying me on a river cruise. Together we would slide by the scenery of…