Archive for July 2017

Don’t Touch The Hot Stove!

Have you ever touched a hot stove? Dealing with a burned hand, or even several fingers, is not pleasant. The pain lasts a long time and if the burn is bad enough, the scar can last a lifetime. Parents often warn their children: “Don’t touch it, it’s hot!” These parents might be trying to help…

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Greater Than The Sum

Mathematically speaking, the sum of the parts equals the whole but more than 300 years before Christ, the Greek philosopher Aristotle stated: “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Certainly when it comes to describing a human being, Aristotle was correct. I would add: “No one part defines the whole.” Sadly, today…

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The Fresh Scent of Rain

Have you ever had your senses flooded with the fresh scent of rain on a hot summer’s day? The air becomes permeated with its sweet, fresh fragrance. In much the same way, you and I are called to freshen up the air around us with the love of Christ. But did you know that rain by itself…

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Deception and Intrigue

In Genesis we find the story involving Jacob, Esau, Rebekah and Isaac that reads like the script from some strange combination of a television sitcom and an afternoon soap opera. I invite you to read my unique rendition of this story, and through some humor, I hope to reveal a very serious message for all…

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Picking Grapes From Thorn Bushes

Have you ever tried to pick a grape from a thorn bush? You can’t. You can’t pick an orange for that matter either. We are all expected to bear good fruit to build the Kingdom of God. Jesus told His disciples that people will be known by the fruit they bear. He further stated: “A…

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