Tag Archive: service

Preparing For Christmas III: A Journey Through Malachi (2:1-9)

(please click HERE for Malachi 2:1-9) God focuses on Levitical priests in Malachi 2:1-9. Nevertheless, that passage still has much to say to us who have received Jesus as our Savior because WE… Continue reading

What God Has Been Teaching Me Lately XIV…

Greetings My Friends~ As a humble pilgrim following Jesus through the rainforests and deserts of this earthly life, I would like to humbly share some of what God has been bubbling up in… Continue reading

Jesus’ People Are The Potpourri of Heaven…

2 Corinthians 2:14-16 NLT: But thank God! He has made us his captives and continues to lead us along in Christ’s triumphal procession.  Now he uses us to spread the knowledge of Christ… Continue reading

Healthy Friendships I (Why We Need Them)

Healthy Friendships I: Why We Need Them Question: What does the word “friendship” mean? “A person whom one knows, likes, and trusts; A person with whom one is allied in a struggle or… Continue reading

Healthy Friendships II: How To Make Them

Healthy Friendships II: How to Make Them   What were the two main points from the last post on this topic? (Healthy Friendships—Why We Need Them) Friends make 1. great times better (celebration),… Continue reading

The Time Is Short…

Opening Illustration: Dozing off behind the wheel during my teenage years. Near-accidents usually provided the shot of adrenalin I needed to truly “Wake-up” and drive home safely. My hope is that the Holy… Continue reading

Immersed In the Streets of Chicago (Meeting A Man Named Troy)…

For the sixth summer in a row the LORD Almighty has blessed me, with the help of many others, to lead a group of 7th, 8th, and 9th graders into Chicago with the… Continue reading

What Is Success and Some Habits That Lead To It?

A friend of mine who is in high school recently asked me to share with her my definitions of success and also some of the personal habits that I think will lead to… Continue reading

Not On My Watch…

I wept today… I wept over the Church—Jesus’ Church—for veering off the Way and taking the scenic route to heaven. I wept because I have forgotten my role, been distracted from my small… Continue reading

Sonnet: “Oh Needest I, Dear LORD, Thy Spirit Now”

Oh needest I, dear LORD, Thy Spirit now For though I sweat I fear high-noon hath passed And though at such an hour I man Thy plow O’erhead Thy rainbowed hues man’s dye… Continue reading