Right there in front of you…

Right there in front of you…

Genesis 21:19 (Genesis 21:8-21) Have you been so caught up in what you were trying to do that the obvious answer was right in front of you? Sometimes we are so focused on problems that we fail to see the solution. Come see what Hagar’s time in the wilderness can...
Here’s Your Change…

Here’s Your Change…

Acts 7:58 (Context Acts Ch 7, 9:1-19, 26:12-23) Television watching is not normally a big part of our lives, but recently my wife and I got hooked on a PBS series called “Poldark.” Spoiler alert for those who have not watched the second season. Francis and Ross are...
For Better Or Worse

For Better Or Worse

Matthew 27:45-46 Charles Dickens opens A Tale of Two Cities with “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times …” (p1). His purpose was to capture the mood of London and Paris in the years leading up to the French and American Revolutions. It was times of...
Shake It Off!

Shake It Off!

Matthew 10:14 “Shake it off” is something my football coaches would say after getting my bell rung by a good hit. It carried over into words I would use with my children after a fall or a disappointment – “shake it off.” My coaches were not being insensitive, nor was...
Choose Your Weapon

Choose Your Weapon

Matthew 6:13 Like many others, I decided to make this the year to improve my physical health. I have been working out at the gym for years – but it has been inconsistent. I needed something new for this battle – so I joined in some of the classes offered....
Go to Your Room!

Go to Your Room!

Oh, the times I’ve used that phrase. Oh, the times I’ve heard that phrase. Most of us think of misbehaving children being offered a place to cool down and rethink their actions. For some children, this is tantamount to a life sentence without parole. Others might find...