Without a Wound? [True Ministry]

The subject of “the pool at Bethesda” alludes to the following excerpt from the Thorton Wilder play, “The Angel that Troubled the Waters.” The play is based on the biblical verses of John 5:1-4, but it changes the end of the parable. I first encountered this excerpt within the book “Abba’s Child: The Cry of the HeartContinue reading “Without a Wound? [True Ministry]”

A Sidetracked Life

So Saul headed toward Damascus. As he came near the city, a bright light from heaven suddenly flashed around him. 4 Saul fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul! Why are you persecuting me?” Acts 9:3-4 I’m thinking that an awful lot of my life has been filled with these inconvenient interruptions. IContinue reading “A Sidetracked Life”

We Plead for Good Pastors

I always felt that being a pastor was a lot like this Within our personal issues of vulnerability, there are usually troubling problems. These are bruised and painful areas, things that result in terrible devastation in our lives and loved ones. Here are just a few of them: alcoholism and drug abuse mental illnesses homosexualityContinue reading “We Plead for Good Pastors”

When Despair Empties You

“It is through much tribulation that we enter the kingdom of Heaven.”   Acts 14:22 As a broken believer this might happen– #1, I breakdown, and begin to fray. I begin to despair. #2, my own ‘faith’ is questioned, I become unsure of my salvation. #3, I feel like I’m all alone. No one canContinue reading “When Despair Empties You”