Wait Courageously

Have you ever raced over to the motor vehicles department on your lunch hour? Like me you grip the wheel hoping that the line will be short because you have a limited amount of time. Too often we treat waiting on the Lord like the frustratingly slow line ahead of us as we are forced…

I Hope You Are Listening!

So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. John 13:34 Jesus could have likewise said, “So I am giving you a new commandment. Listen to one another just as I have listened to you…!” Listening is one part of love….

Ears

Ears Only ears can hear That’s just the way God made us If ears could see or hear They’d certainly betray us   But when God fashioned ears Those humble awkward things That flop about and wiggle On little inner springs   He made a way to tell us How much we’d been forgiven And…

Don’t Be a Know It All!

As I have gotten older my hearing has dimmed just a bit. When I am in a crowd or at a party sometimes all the talking sounds like the tide roaring in at the beach and I find myself  tuning out of conversations while I politely smile and nod. A more serious problem with growing…

Listening to the Question

Did you ever notice that people weren’t afraid to ask Jesus questions. Both his friends and enemies felt free to ask. Even though people sometimes didn’t much like the answers they were willing to ask because Jesus was always ready to listen. In nursing home ministry I am learning that the real ministry of change…