The Poverty of Wealth

  The Poverty of Wealth Now as they went on their way, he entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what he was saying. But Martha was distracted by her many tasks.  Luke … Continue reading The Poverty of Wealth

My Ebenezer

  My Ebenezer Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Jeshanah, and named it Ebenezer; for he said, “Thus far the Lord has helped us.” 1 Samuel 7:12 Last week I attended the memorial service for a cousin of my father’s. It was at the Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 3 … Continue reading My Ebenezer

Higher Truth and Peace

  Higher Truth and Endless Peace  For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Councilor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. His authority shall grow continually, and there shall be endless peace…  Isaiah 9:6-7a The theme for the 2nd … Continue reading Higher Truth and Peace

Giving Thanks by Giving

  Giving Thanks by Giving  What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works? Can faith save you? If a brother or sister is naked and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and eat your fill,” … Continue reading Giving Thanks by Giving

The “I” in Faith

The “I” in Faith  Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten in God’s sight. But even the hairs on your head are all counted. Do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows. Luke 12:6-7 We often hear the saying, “There is no “I” … Continue reading The “I” in Faith

The You God Sees

The You God Sees  For it was you who formed my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:13-14a What are human beings that you are mindful of them, or mortals, that you care for them? You have made them only … Continue reading The You God Sees

Handling Rattlesnakes

Handling Rattlesnakes  All things are lawful for me, but not all things are beneficial. 1 Corinthians 6:1a Once upon a time, a man climbed to the top of a tall mountain. As he was admiring the view in the cold, thin air, he noticed a rattlesnake shivering at his feet. The snake said, “Please, sir, … Continue reading Handling Rattlesnakes