Archive | June, 2013

Calling for help

A Father When An Uncle Won’t Do

When Jesus was looking for answers that weren’t available, He didn’t cry “Uncle.”   – He cried “Father!” “Jesus prayed this prayer: “O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, thank you for hiding these things from those who think themselves wise and clever, and for revealing them to the childlike.”  Matthew 11:25 New Living Translation […]

Upon Further Review

Upon Further Review

It’s the final two minutes of the fourth quarter and we’re down by two points. We’ve moved the ball down the field with skill and determination. Hope is soaring; the expectation of a ‘come-from-behind win’ is palpable. It’s ‘gasp or go’ time. On fourth and long a sideline pass to the tight end is caught […]

Learning From Jehoshaphat

60 Seconds of Pastoral Pondering   What can a leader do to turn frightened and disoriented people into a confident, spiritually aggressive and faith-filled army? King Jehoshaphat of II Chronicles fame can provide us with some answers.   It’s tough to be a God follower when the God haters are out to get you. Many […]

Towels and Servanthood

Authority and Towels

“Jesus knew that the Father had given him authority over everything and that he had come from God …” JOHN 13:3 New Living Translation   Give some people a little power and it instantly reveals the person they are on the inside. Power corrupts, we’re told, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.   But it doesn’t […]