Lentil Soup and a Wise Man’s Gift

And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. Matthew 2:11 ESV “What’s for dinner honey?” I said with a laugh knowing that it would be lentil soup for its fourth and final performance. Those…

Refilling Your Prescription

A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.                 Proverbs 17:22 NLT A cheerfulness not based on our situation but on simply trusting that God is in charge of our lives is a prescription that can only be filled by heaven’s chief pharmacist. Don’t…

Fish and Loaves

Then Jesus said, “Let’s go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile.”… Mark 6:31a They all ate as much as they wanted.  Mark 6:42 In the space between these verses is the amazing story of how Jesus fed 5,000 men at a place where the apostles were just hoping to get some rest….

Friendship with God

Far better to be known to God and forgotten by people than to be famous with men and unheard of in Heaven. Choose your friends carefully because only one sticks closer than a brother.

Today is Not a Dry Run!

Redeeming the time, because the days are evil       Ephesians 5:16 KJV Quite a few years ago I had a friend whose favorite saying was, “Today is not a dry run.” It reminded me of when we visited Mystic Seaport in Connecticut. There we walked through the old shipyard where whaling ships were once built. We were…