Some Assembly Required

Some Assembly Required

Romans 5:3-5 (Context Romans 5:1-11) Have you ever tried putting together a toy or piece of furniture without closely reading the directions? If you are like me, the final product is bound to be wobbly and have some flaws. Paul encourages the church in Rome that a...
Mistaken Identity

Mistaken Identity

Acts 4:13 (Context Acts 3:1 – 4:23) I heard a story about two neighbors chatting outside during a yardwork break. The first guy, we’ll call him Joe – Joe was clean-cut and average looking. His conversation buddy? His name is Mac. Mac was new to their block. He...
Recalculating…

Recalculating…

Acts 1:8 I found myself heading to a new pharmacy because our regular one was out of a medication my wife needs every day. I had a general idea where this store was located – but did not know exactly. The remedy? I plugged their address into my trusty GPS and set out...
Anytime, Anywhere, Anyone…

Anytime, Anywhere, Anyone…

Matthew 26:50 Chameleons are fascinating creatures. Have you ever taken the time to watch one? First, they can change colors to match their surroundings. Blending in allows them to hide in the open. Most people already know this. Chameleons have a little-known backup...
What’s Your Story?

What’s Your Story?

Matthew 13:3 It has been said that a picture paints a thousand words, but sometimes I wonder. This sculpture is along the walkway to Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland. Some visitors would stride past it without notice. More would give it a glance, perhaps...
Good As Gold

Good As Gold

Matthew 7:12 My favorite convenience store chain is Wawa – they are mostly found in the Mid-Atlantic states and Florida. They have the best coffee and hoagies! The thing I like most about them has nothing to do with food – it is the friendly atmosphere. One can expect...