Without Your Wound, Where Would Your Power Be? 

  The subject of “the pool at Bethesda” alludes to the Thorton Wilder play, “The Angel that Troubled the Waters.”  The play is based on the biblical verses of John 5:1-4, however, it changes the end of the parable.  The play tells of a physician who comes to the pool of Bethesda, hoping to toContinue reading “Without Your Wound, Where Would Your Power Be? “

Counseling Others

  “Rash language cuts and maims, but there is healing in the words of the wise.” Proverbs 12:18, Message Lately, I have grown skeptical of my own ability to give out sound counsel.  For the most part I have refrained from doing so, lately, I introduce them to the wisdom and love of Jesus.  ItContinue reading “Counseling Others”

Memories That Shame Us

And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. 9 But the LORD God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?” 10 And he said, “IContinue reading “Memories That Shame Us”

Lots of Sand and Plenty of Heat

“Behold, I am doing a new thing;     now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness     and rivers in the desert.”   Isaiah 43:19 There is nothing that will increase your strength and your character like the wilderness does. It is God’s gym; he worksContinue reading “Lots of Sand and Plenty of Heat”