“When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Although they cannotContinue reading “serve.”
Category Archives: Meditation
~I desire a people who are free enough to do good. ~
kingdom is like.
Saw a group of kids stream off an activity bus this morning screaming and yelling as they inhabited the park. Immediately two verses entered my head. (1st Matt. 16:18 and 2nd Luke 18:16) The gates of hell will not prevail against the church and the kingdom of God is made up of those like children.Continue reading “kingdom is like.”
Study this book of instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night… ~ Joshua 1:8
Seeing the potential of others and helping them get there is a good thing. But your compassion towards them should not rest in the results. If it does… it might not be love.
“Lord, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered— how fleeting my life is. You have made my life no longer than the width of my hand. My entire lifetime is just a moment to you; at best, each of us is but a breath. We are merely moving shadows, and allContinue reading “selah.”
There is a moment in time during a discipleship that makes me the most happy. It’s when a disciple begins to become a discipler of others. In the midst of the conversation you can feel the magnitude of the moment. It’s like the many souls that were lying in the balance take a breath of relief. IContinue reading “the moment.”
He’s so crazy.
Passage: John 11:1-6 1 A man named Lazarus was sick. He lived in Bethany with his sisters, Mary and Martha. 2 This is the Mary who later poured the expensive perfume on the Lord’s feet and wiped them with her hair. Her brother, Lazarus, was sick. 3 So the two sisters sent a message to Jesus tellingContinue reading “He’s so crazy.”
Johnny Cash’s last project was this cover of a Nine Inch Nails song that had originated by a clearly depressed and confused kid in his twenties, Trent Reznor. Johnny’s wife died a year after this project and he die just a few months after that. I love the redemptive quality to the song as wellContinue reading “selah.”