Spiritual Bug Squashing

For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. James 1:23-24 ESV A few weeks ago I shared how on the…

True Love

They say you get to choose your friends but not your family. The other people we don’t get choose is our enemies. What we do get to choose is to love them. We’ll never experience the miracle Jesus has in store till we dare to obey Him!

Trust the Catcher! — My Pastoral Ponderings

As we fly through this stressful, unpredictable year, Henri Nouwen offers a wonderful metaphor and image to cling to, that we can trust the Catcher. Trust the Catcher! — My Pastoral Ponderings I don’t reblog many posts but this wonderful illustration and story from Pastor Lawrence so touched my heart that I felt compelled to share…

Launching Out Again

And Simon answered, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets.”  Luke 5:5 My grandfather was the captain of a destroyer during the war and long after retirement he remained firmly in command of the ship at home. Though we loved him dearly, we grandchildren learned…

Washing Feet

Why foot washing? Couldn’t Jesus have suggested something easier like hand washing or face washing? But Jesus not only commanded that we wash one another’s feet: He humbled Himself to wash ours first. It is a strange thing how washing feet shows Jesus that we love him and the world that He loves them! He…