Most of us have desires to help others in the world in some way, but many of us do not know where to start or feel unqualified to do so. The well-known story from the Bible of Jesus feeding the 5000 with nothing but five loaves of bread and two fish is a prime example of this. Can you imagine what the disciples must have thought when Jesus told them to feed the crowds, and they looked to their possessions to find resources so woefully inadequate? Their Lord just told them wha
Have you ever finished a game? Finished a race? Or finished a test? Do you remember the feeling of releasing that stress, anxiety, and worry that you carried around leading up to it? We all know that feeling, and many of us carry it daily worrying about the ultimate test of our lives. Will we pass? Will we “win” the race? We do not have to live this way, worrying if what we’ve done is too much for forgiveness or what we are doing is enough to earn God’s love. Jesus already fi
Something often called for these days is just a little bit of wisdom in our national political and societal discourse. But wisdom takes time, it is the result of a life lived thoughtfully; and, it is either compounded or diminished by what role the Bible plays in that life. The Bible gives us wisdom we have not yet learned or even understand fully yet; but in its pages and in conversation with God, we can access wisdom beyond our years. But before we can be wise, we must firs
We see so many these days judging others, most of the time before understanding the person. Whether from political differences, racial differences, socio-economic differences, or differences in choices made in life, judging others puts an end to any blessings that we could offer them, or more importantly, that God can offer them through us. God uses all of us in different ways but if we live life judging others, we will not be the vessel through which Jesus can be glorified.