When you have an Onesiphorus in your life ... you are truly blessed!

Choosing Friends Wisely

  I would love having a friend like Onisiphorous. No, really.  Here’s what Scripture tells us about Onisiphorus. He was a personal friend of Paul the Apostle and received the following prayer of blessings from the aging apostle: “May the Lord show mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, because he often refreshed me and was […]

Parts - A Wrap Up of Gifts  -  Part 9

Parts – A Wrap Up of Gifts – Part 9

  “ In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you. If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well.  If your gift is to encourage others, […]

Parts - The Administrator -  Part 7

Parts – The Administrator – Part 7

  One of my heroes of the Bible – Nehemiah – was a classic ‘Administrator.’ And with Nehemiah’s administrative gift, God gave the directions for getting his people back to their homeland. You can recognize this gift in very young children. Take my granddaughter Kaleah for example. She would take charge of board games, actually […]

Parts - The Giver   Part 6

Parts – The Giver Part 6

  The gift of ‘Giver’ isn’t about money … only. Givers don’t normally see this gift in themselves, mostly because when any of us hear the word ‘giving’ we think immediately about money. If they have money they give money, but even financially-challenged ‘Givers’ still give – of their time, talents, energy and love. Whatever […]

Parts -  Am I Your Servant?  Part 3

Parts – Am I Your Servant? Part 3

  Ever been embarrassed by someone who always took on the jobs nobody else wanted, constantly volunteering for whatever comes along … even hard work. You feel scrounged because you assume that if you loved Jesus you would be more like them. Welcome to the world of the ‘Server.’  (Romans 12:7) They run toward words […]