God’s Masterpiece

Masterpiece: a work of outstanding artistry, skill, or workmanship In Paul’s day artists used iron oxide, lime or even arsenic to create their color pallette They were willing to draw from any source no matter how crude to create beauty. Heaven’s master designer draws His pallette from strange people like us and blends us together…

He is Still Near!

Whenever we meet with open hearts to talk about Him we can be confident that He still draws near!

Who is Welcome?

I posted on Facebook yesterday what I thought was a pretty innocuous thought about unity in the church. Wow I was dismayed and surprised to see the “controversy this stirred up! My hope is that if we each ask ourselves this one simple question and be willing to take personal responsibility to reach out that…

Week-end Visitation Rights

As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him  Psalm 103:13 My relationship with dad began with his week-end visitation rights granted when I was 15. Though I just barely knew what my dad looked like I eagerly looked forward to his one week-end [er month visits. Our relationship began…

Come and See

Turning around, Jesus saw them following and asked, “What do you want?” They said “Rabbi” (which means “Teacher”), “where are you staying?”  “Come,” he replied, “and you will see.” John 1:38-39a Jesus had a way of dealing with new followers which was a lot different than ours. He didn’t say, “Come and do” or “Come and give.” In fact Jesus…