Drink Offerings, [Service]

“Even if I am to be poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrificial offering of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all.” Philippians 2:17 “For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. 7 I have fought the good fight, I […]

Recurring Depression and Fruitful Ministry

DOES RECURRING DEPRESSION PREVENT A FRUITFUL MINISTRY? The ‘Depression-Prone’ Preacher by Terry Powell Long before the proliferation of mass media, he was known and revered throughout the Christian world. Scholars of his era labeled him, “the prince of expositors.” His commentaries, devotionals, and sermons are still being published, generations after his death. So many folks […]

The Epiphany of the Red Shoes

  A few months ago, my morning routine had taken me outside on our deck.  I just sat and was soaking up the first rays and drinking a cup of coffee.  My mind usually flits about; and I think about many different things.  I’d like to say that at least some are engaged with challenging issues.  But most though […]

The Pruning Knife

“He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more.” John 15:2, NLT In order to become fruitful we must accept the knife.  It takes a sharp eye and a sharper knife to do the Father’s work of cutting.  He […]

He Was at Home

“A few days later, when Jesus came back to Capernaum, the news spread that he was at home.”  Mark 2:1 You can’t hide the presence of Jesus.  There is a ‘built-in’ need for Him in the hearts of men and women.  You can’t keep it quiet, it is an open secret.  Believing people let it […]