Ask, Search, Knock

Ask, Search, Knock Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. Matthew 7:7-8 These words are among the most quoted and familiar … Continue reading Ask, Search, Knock

Come and See

Come and See  When Jesus turned and saw them following, he said to them, “What are you looking for?” They said to him, “Rabbi, where are you staying?” He said to them, “Come and see.”  John 1:38-39 In John 1:35-42, Jesus walks by John the Baptist and a couple of his disciples and John says, … Continue reading Come and See

How Did I Miss That? Part 29: The Road to Nowhere…

How Did I Miss That? Part 29: The Road to Nowhere…  I will lead the blind by a road they do not know, by paths they have not known I will guide them. I will turn darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground. Isaiah 42:16 Several decades ago, a friend and … Continue reading How Did I Miss That? Part 29: The Road to Nowhere…

Fully Human

Fully Human The angel said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be holy; he will be called Son of God.” Luke 1:35 For those of us with a religious or spiritual bent, there is no … Continue reading Fully Human

Cures That Do Not Heal

  Cures That Do not Heal Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. You received without payment; give without payment. Matthew 10:8 On the afternoons of my recent mission trip to Honduras, several of us led Vacation Bible School for the kids. It was a blessing to have fun with … Continue reading Cures That Do Not Heal

Let My Words Be Few

Let My Words Be Few Never be rash with your mouth, nor let your heart be quick to utter a word before God, for God is in heaven, and you upon earth; therefore let your words be few. Ecclesiastes 5:2 Since the season of Lent, I have been practicing the spiritual discipline of silence. I … Continue reading Let My Words Be Few

The Truth About Truth

  The Truth about Truth Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”  John 8:31-32 When I first learned the truth about fertilizer, I was aghast. How could … Continue reading The Truth About Truth