Reading with the Pastor Luke 13 and Psalm 90 Verses 18-21 grabbed my attention from today’s reading. The Mustard Seed and the Leaven 18 He said therefore, “What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it? 19 It is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his garden, and it grew … More What to Remember When Your Love and Care Aren’t “Enough”
Monday is for Thinking What does it mean to know God? It means many things but if we take our clues from Exodus 5:1-23, it means at least these five things. It means that we obey his directives. (v. 1) It means we will be in hot water with others who will not obey. (v. 2-9) … More What Does It Mean to Know God?
Read Psalm 39 Sitting in a coffee shop, (The Copper Pot) and thinking on the brevity of life. The older I get, (about to celebrate another decade’s end), the truer these words feel. They, the words of this text, have always been true of course. But their impact on my spirit grows deeper as I … More Coffee Pot Ponderings on Time and Worship
Thinking on Leadership Back in early September, my wife and I were able to get away for a four-day visit with Bill and Bev Bauer in Tennessee. Bill is a retired Civil Engineer and former Vice President of one of the largest engineering firms in the country, Chicago Bridge and Iron or CBI. He is also … More Are You an A or B Leader?
Wednesday is for Prayer It is 3:27 AM and sleep is eluding me. It has been a good day and my mind is filled with thoughts and people interaction. I have met with a young pastor in IL, a pastor my age from Pennsylvania, another pastor and friend from Tennessee, seen friends from New York, … More Sleepless and Longing for More
Weekend Musings Christians are called to love and pray for our enemies and even those who persecute us (Matthew 5:4; Luke 6:35; Romans 12:14). But we are also warned throughout Scriptures like the one quoted below, to not emulate or follow their example. Christians have not always been faithful to “the love and pray for” … More Living Wisely with and Praying for Those Who Identify Themselves as Enemies
Wednesday is for Prayer Made it back from my seminar in Georgia. Dr. David Nicholas is a genius and very down-to-earth. I will post one the experience next Tuesday. For now … Deuteronomy 4:9 “Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they … More Caring for Your Soul