Note: This article originally appeared in the April 2018 issue of the Covenant Courier, and has been modified slightly for a general audience. Storytelling is en vogue right now. You hear about it on the radio with NPR’s Storycorps and The Moth storytelling show. Business literature is awash with books helping you tell your … Continue reading Don’t Underestimate the Power of Your Story
Note: This post was originally published in The Rivulet Collective on January 18, 2018, under the title "Can Christians Truly Be United?" Be sure to visit Rivulet and enjoy many of the other great stories they're publishing. The earnest-eyed man leaned toward me. “Jesus’ last prayer,” he said in a voice rippling with sincerity, … Continue reading The Dream and The Reality of Christian Unity
Everyone talks about “winning.” The motivational, self-help sphere is awash in books on how to “be a winner in life” You can have your choice of titles - here’s but a random sampling. Winning Every Day: The Game Plan for Success Extreme Winning: 12 Keys to Unlocking the Winner Within You Stop Whining, Start Winning … Continue reading Jesus Redefines “Winning”
Harried, exhausted, and trying to keep up. As I talk with people, this seems to be the pervasive feeling among so many in America today. With the increasing pressures of work, family, and life, who has time for contemplation and the spiritual life? Fortunately, Jesus summarized things for us. Every masterful teacher knows how to … Continue reading Discover the Key to Spiritual Growth
If you follow this blog, you know that I’m a reader. And you know that I challenge Christians to be readers. Christians should read because we are, after all, people of the Book. Our faith is transmitted to us in the most intriguing anthology ever compiled, brimming with epic sagas, heartfelt poetry, letters of … Continue reading 10,000 Pages in 2018
"the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month..." With these words, World War I came to an end. Ever since, our nation has celebrated Armistice Day, which has since become Veterans day. Thank you, Veterans, for the service you have rendered. I am blessed to be friends with so … Continue reading Thank You Veterans…
By seeking stillness and solitude, I become more deeply connected to God. That relationship helps me take the pressure off other people in my life. I can receive them as the gift they are rather than demanding that they meet my needs.