A Reverse Mission

A Reverse Mission Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy. Matthew 5:7 In his book Here and Now, Henri Nouwen writes, “I have become aware that wherever God’s Spirit is present there is a reverse mission.” He refers to the common realization that those whom we believe need our help – our mission … Continue reading A Reverse Mission

Less Human

Less Human Terrors frighten them on every side, and chase them at their heels. Their strength is consumed by hunger, and calamity is ready for their stumbling. Surely such are the dwellings of the ungodly, such is the place of those who do not know God.  Job 18:11-12, 21 Recently, I heard a radio interview … Continue reading Less Human

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

A Disturbing Intruder

  A Disturbing Intruder 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,” and … Continue reading A Disturbing Intruder

A Box of Chocolates

A Box of Chocolates Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common … Continue reading A Box of Chocolates

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