After John the Baptist’s death, we learn in Matthew 14:13 that when Jesus heard this He withdrew from the boat and went to a desolate place by himself.  However, even though Jesus removed himself from them and the Word from them at that time, the crowd still followed Him.  As I read this, I began […]

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Have you noticed??  Hate on social media. Hate in our families.  Hate between friends.  Hate in our churches.  Hate broadcasted through the media. Hate appears to be everywhere these day. Not that this is a new thing, hate has always been around.  In our flesh, it is very hard to deal with hate in a […]

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I’m expecting…such powerful optimistically hopeful words.  Like when a woman is to give birth to a baby, we say, “she is expecting.”  There is life growing and being nurtured.  Being tended to until the time of birth.  She doesn’t forget about the expectancy, but rather longs for the day when the fullness of the pregnancy […]

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The other day, I was getting ready and listening to Pandora when the song “Let it Rain” came on.  I immediately started to think about all the times we sing this at church and new comers and visitors just kind of mumble sing it or stand there looking confused.  Generally, if I get a chance […]

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