PRESENCE IS REQUESTED

PRESENCE IS REQUESTED

PRESENCE IS REQUESTED “If you want to avoid worry, do what Sir William Osler did: Live in ‘day-tight compartments.’ Don’t stew about the futures. Just live each day until bedtime.” — Dale Carnegie   Luke 11:3, 5-13John 6:25-35Revelation 3:20 Looking at a new...
ENEMY TERRITORY

ENEMY TERRITORY

ENEMY TERRITORY “Offense is 90% taken and 10% given.” — Anonymous   John 10:101 Peter 5:82 Corinthians 10:5-6 Along with much of the imagery in the book of Genesis, we put the devil in a storage closet, to be sorted through at a later date. Maybe when Halloween...
BELIEF IN THE NOT-YET

BELIEF IN THE NOT-YET

BELIEF IN THE NOT-YET “The answer must be, I think, that beauty and grace are performed whether or not we will or sense them. The least we can do is try to be there.” — Annie Dillard 1 Corinthians 13:11-12Romans 5:1-5Matthew 14:22-27 Clarity arrives in reverse. The...
THE SMALL THINGS

THE SMALL THINGS

THE SMALL THINGS “All the small things.” — Blink 182 Luke 19:11-27Matthew 25:14-30 In the 1990s, a prominent New York NBA player complained that the players in the league couldn’t feed their families on the average NBA salary, which was $ 1 million a year in 1991. He...
NOTHING IS MINE

NOTHING IS MINE

NOTHING IS MINE “This world has nothing for me and this world has everything. All that I could want and nothing that I need.” — Caedmon’s Call Luke 16:1-13Luke 17:7-10Matthew 20:1-16 This thought stays with me in my more enlightened moments: nothing is mine. To that...