I never really thought much about it, until now. But, tonight was a really lonely night for Jesus. We love to talk about the cross, but at least His mother was there, and John showed up for that. But, what about the loneliness of Thursday. What a weird night that was. Many denominations typically have … More The Night Jesus Social Distanced
Every year I write a little blog post about the word of the year. Last year I was still working on the year before. The word was “Cut.” I felt like God laid it on my heart that my life was cluttered and much of what I needed to do in the past, I no … More “FREEDOM!”
Last time we focused on the beauty of this Biblical site. It is close to the sea of Galilee. It is actually right on it. Peter and Andrew probably moved here from Bethsaida where it says they were born, to live and work right on the water. This is an unlikely place that the Messiah … More What Happens In Capernaum, Stays in Capernaum!
Before I went to Israel, Capernaum was merely a word on a page. A man leading another tour who is a professor and even writes articles for a major Christian publication said something interesting to me. He said, “You learn so much, before I came here Capernaum was just a word on a page.” That … More Capernaum Not Just a Word!
If you could move heaven and earth, there would still be no greater vision than the great commission. There is nothing higher, nothing more urgent. Who else can pierce the hardness of the human heart? image found at freeimages.com 18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has … More The Greatest Vision (Feel Good Friday)
Conflict seems to come as a surprise. One thing I know, not just as a workplace chaplain, but as a human is; conflict happens. We shouldn’t be surprised when it does. Things don’t always go our way. We don’t always know what to do with it. Often we don’t know why it happens, but it … More 5 Things to Do When Conflict Happens (Workplace Wednesday)
WHO? I don’t enjoy writing about depression. I don’t like to admit that it can be a reality in my life. I only share it because through sharing it as a chaplain I have seen it help others. It kind of shocks people when they are going through depression or anxiety and are trying to … More What is Reality? (Depression)
Here is a Motivational Monday thought for anyone seeking to be an influence for God’s glory. photo credit: christianitytoday.com “A River reaches places which its source never knows.” ————- Oswald Chamber “My Utmost for His Highest” (Entry for September 6th) There are 260 chapters in the New Testament. You go to work … More Motivational Monday (Oswald Chambers)
I stood in the George Bush Presidential Library and looked at all of the history of George W. Bush’s presidency. I looked at gifts that were given, and pictures of their dogs. There were countless interesting facts and pictures. There is even a recreated Oval Office where you can sit at the desk and act … More The Day Everything Changed! Christ Encounter In The Body and Blood
3-2-1! Happy New Year! Couples kiss, promises are made and the air is filled with hope. For some it is about leaving a bad year behind. The bad year was filled with loss and bad memories, or even tragedy. For others a new year that will further the progress of the last would be great. … More The Word for 2018 is ……….