Judging Books by Their Covers

Have you ever judged a book by its cover? Sometimes you get it right, and sometimes you get it wrong. Occasionally there is no wrong in judging people by...

You’ve Got to Go Down, to Come Up – Part 2

"You've got go down to come up," The student said. He was giving Joyce and I directions on how to get into the building with the children's buggy. There was...

You’ve Got To Go Down, To Come Up – Part 1

“You’ve got to go down, to come up.” Joyce and I had two sleeping kids in the double buggy we pushed, piled high with changing bags and toys. Taking the buggy...

Beware! Abundant Life Thief on the Prowl

“The thief comes to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.” Jesus gave this warning to a small group of his followers (Jn 10.10a). It is a statement fitting any police...

Do You Believe?

"Do you believe this?" Jesus said this to Martha in response to her grief. Rewind the script back to the beginning. Lazarus was dying. Mary and Martha sent a message to...

When Shame Remains: Thoughts From John 8.1-11 on How to Handle Shame

"Two Shell Oil Workers Fired After Their Sex Video Leaked Revealing Adulterous Affair." That is what the news headline said in the paper. I remember hearing about it one morning...

Be More Than a Hearer: Thoughts on How to Withstand Life’s Floods From Luke...

Have you ever experienced life's floods? They sometimes come when you least expect it and wash everything away in torrents of pressure and stress. It is like everything in life suddenly...

The Blind Begging: Are We looking in the Wrong Place for the Solution to...

As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind beggar was sitting beside the road. When he heard the noise of a crowd going past, he asked what was happening. They told...