Hey, Kid!

“Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up, “Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish…” (John 6:8-9, NIV) You know this story. Jesus did [...]

Rewarded

“Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so [...]

Fear of Judgment?

 “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.“ (1 John 4:18, NIV) When I was a [...]

Go…into Denton

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…” (Matthew 28:19, NIV) Spend any amount of time in [...]

The Nature of God

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. (James 1:17) I spent a long time today trying to think of [...]

Unlikely Heroes

“Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.“ (Proverbs 27:1, NIV) Years ago, when my son was a toddler, I said goodbye at the front door and left for [...]

Doing Things God’s Way

“But doom to you who fight your Maker— you’re a pot at odds with the potter! Does clay talk back to the potter: ‘What are you doing? What clumsy fingers!’” (Isaiah 45:9, The Message) [...]

Bullets and Bears

“From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some youths came out of the town and jeered at him. “Go on up, you baldhead!” they said. “Go on up, you baldhead!” He [...]

Irrelevant?

“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous [...]