More Please!

He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?  Romans 8:32 ESV Most of us remember the scene from Oliver Twist as Oliver stands in line with a tin bowl in his hand waiting for someone to give…

Jesus Went Fishing!

Catch Anything – Part Three When they got out on land, they saw a charcoal fire in place, with fish laid out on it, and bread. Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish that you have just caught.” John 21:9-10 People who have read this story often focus on the fact that the disciples were…

All the Way Home

True confession time this morning: I was a terrible teacher! Though had I studied hard and finished my teacher training nothing had prepared me for the reality of a classroom. The kids were way smarter than me and unimpressed with my grade point average; unmoved by my compassion and uninterested in my presentation. What I…

Confessing the Truth

My mother always could tell when I was lying. I often invented some of the wildest excuses to avoid admitting the truth. Then she would cross her arms and look straight at me and say “Oh what a tangled web we weave.” Somewhere early on I decided it was way easier to fess up than…

Loving our Enemies

“What does it mean to do good to those who hate you?” Dr King. Great question for today. Maybe the good I can do for my enemy is the ministry God is calling me to do this morning.