Side Effects

Side Effects

Then someone called from the crowd, “Teacher, please tell my brother to divide our father’s estate with me.”Jesus replied, “Friend, who made me a judge over you to decide such things as that?” Then he said, “Beware! Guard against...
The Future

The Future

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”- Jeremiah 29:11 I enjoy meditating on this text from Jeremiah as it contradicts the message our culture is bombarded with....
More

More

48 But someone who does not know, and then does something wrong, will be punished only lightly. When someone has been given much, much will be required in return; and when someone has been entrusted with much, even more will be required. -Luke 12:48 As a follower of...
Ownership

Ownership

Then David praised the Lord in the presence of the whole assembly:“O Lord, the God of our ancestor Israel, may you be praised forever and ever! 11 Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on...
Thankful

Thankful

Colossians 3:16-17 says, 16 Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. 17 And whatever you do or...
Fall Harvest

Fall Harvest

I often feel that the first week of November is the call to the starting blocks of a sprint. There are just two months left in the year and so much to squeeze into them.  We have Thanksgiving, Advent, Christmas, financial campaigns, and all of the regular stuff....