The Severity of the Burn

“Be alert. If you see your friend going wrong, correct him. If he responds, forgive him. Even if it’s personal against you and repeated seven times through the day, and seven times he says, ‘I’m sorry, I won’t do it again,’ forgive him.” Luke 17:3-4 (The Message)   A friend and I were talking aboutContinue reading “The Severity of the Burn”

Dream Small, It’s all Big in God’s Eyes

“In this way we are like the various parts of a human body. Each part gets its meaning from the body as a whole, not the other way around. The body we’re talking about is Christ’s body of chosen people. Each of us finds our meaning and function as a part of his body. ButContinue reading “Dream Small, It’s all Big in God’s Eyes”

I’m Thankful for the Rain

“Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise.” James 5:13 (NIV)  I spoke earlier in “The Summer of … Intentional Memories” about the opportunity for a road trip this summer. The plan was for a family road trip first and five days later a roadContinue reading “I’m Thankful for the Rain”

The Teaching Style Makes all the Difference – Part III

“Jesus answered, “My teaching is not my own. It comes from the one who sent me.” John 7:16 (NIV)   Last time we were together I shared three truths God taught me during the last five years our family has been on a “God-adventure.” They included: The Journey is the Destination The Journey is MeantContinue reading “The Teaching Style Makes all the Difference – Part III”

The Teaching Style Makes all the Difference – Part II

“I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat.” Mark 8:2 (NIV)   Last time we were together I spoke about how there is one universal characteristic which makes a teacher “great.” When a teacher takes the time to establish a positive relationship with one’sContinue reading “The Teaching Style Makes all the Difference – Part II”

The Teaching Style Makes all the Difference – Part I

“When Jesus arrived, he saw this huge crowd. At the sight of them, his heart broke—like sheep with no shepherd they were. He went right to work teaching them.” Mark 6:34 (The Message)   Do you have a favorite teacher from your childhood?  What characteristics and personality type did that teacher possess? While I thinkContinue reading “The Teaching Style Makes all the Difference – Part I”

The Summer of … Intentional Memories

“Oh! May the God of green hope fill you up with joy, fill you up with peace, so that your believing lives, filled with the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit, will brim over with hope!” Romans 15:13 (NIV)   Our family planned a fun weekend to officially celebrate the beginning of summer. On FridayContinue reading “The Summer of … Intentional Memories”