It Takes Time To Really See

Whenever we enter into something, we always have a picture in our mind of what it’s going to be like. Think of when you started high school or college. Think …

The Only Way To Get Clean

I still remember how badly my mother did the dishes. Often times there was a full serving left on some of the plates! My dad and I would kid her …

Gut Level Love

Jesus is a king that loves us with a “get-level” kind of love. What does that mean? It means, he loves us even when it hurts. It means he loves …

when Help delays

Have you ever cried out to God for help? If so, you’re in good company. Much of the Bible is just that – people crying out to God when they …

Sow Generously / Listen Carefully

Have you ever wanted more than anything for someone to just listen to you? Maybe you were talking with one of your children or grandchildren about something very important, something …

Becoming Family

Mark has shown us a most impressive picture of Jesus as the King. Jesus has absolute and unrivaled authority. He uses his authority to serve others and eradicate evil. But …

Jesus Causes Conflict

Jesus causes conflict. Already in Mark 2, Jesus is on a crash course with those in power both religiously and politically. Why? Because he was a threat to both of …

The King’s Authority

“Why should I listen to you?” If you’re a parent or a grandparent you have probably been asked this! Or, you may not have been asked it in so many …

How Jesus Sheds Light on God

The most wonderful thing about Jesus is that he helps us understand God. He’s God “with skin on him” as a little one once told me. That’s what Christmas is …

The Joy that Springs from Relief

Luke’s version of Jesus’ birth is surprising in it’s brevity…just 7 verses in the midst of the 2 chapters surrounding it! The birth of Jesus (and his brother John) means …