Don’t Forget to Pray!

And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint. Luke 18:1 Did you ever feel like just giving up on something you have been praying for? There are times I can’t even think of a single reason why God would want to listen to…

Pulling out Those Pesky Thorns!

Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them.             Matthew 13:7 ESV Thorns come with a wide variety of nasty consequences to their recipients. From the big ones that roses hide beneath their blossoms to the tiniest that coat the stems of stinging nettles, they are designed…

Pearl of Greatest Price

 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls, who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it. Matthew 13:45-46 KJV As a business man I have always been intrigued and drawn to this story. Though there are many different…

He Watches Sparrows

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. Matthew 10:29 In Jesus’ day sparrows were common and held value only for what brief use anyone might have of them. Sometimes I have wondered, why Jesus tells us that God watches sparrows. After…

Hidden Treasure

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Matthew 13:44 Why does Jesus say that God’s message is a hidden mystery? It is all around us like air…