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….

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…

Peace and Truth

Has anxiety kept you awake all night? Has fear stolen hours of sleep as you tossed and turned in what feels like a hopeless struggle to find peace? Don’t give up or give in because there is always hope that comes packaged in the form of truth. Think back to the endless peace talks that…

A Childlike Faith

And said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:3 ESV Having childlike faith right after conversion is no trick at all, but holding on to it after decades is nothing short of a miracle. Believing God can do anything seems simple and then we…

Heavyweight Champ

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have kept the faith.                   2 Timothy 4:7 In 1964 Muhammad Ali became the youngest challenger to ever win the heavyweight boxing title when he beat Sonny Liston. Every time Ali stepped into the ring…