We are awe receptive people in an awe inspiring world - created all by an AWESOME God. Even places like the Upper Room can create a sense of awe. Click here - or the graphic below to listen. A 7min16sec listen.
He was special. One of the inner three of the disciples. He was there on that mountain side and saw Jesus in His glory, along with the miracle of the appearance of Moses and Elijah. He witnessed the miracles, heard the teaching, and was trusted. One of the Sons of Thunder! At the Last Supper,... Continue Reading →
If you’re not experiencing the goodness of God, it’s because you keep turning ... not Him. The sun shines. Even when you can’t see it, it keeps shining. On the other side of those clouds? It is shining. Stuck in a dark cave? That sun keeps shining. At night, when all seems dark and a... Continue Reading →
I don’t normally repost political posts, mainly because life gets muddy enough without even jumping into politics. I acknowledge there are a lot of issues of which we should be aware. A pressing one is the Equality Act now circulating around the halls of power up on the Hill. But this article by Baptist Press... Continue Reading →
Let it be known up front, I’m not a fisherman. I don’t even like to fish all that much. I’ve been twice in my storied career and fell asleep both times. I apologize to all those who think fishing is as close to heaven we get in earth, I don’t mean to offend. It’s just... Continue Reading →
For today's podcast, I go to my father's archives. An article he wrote for his 'Estes' Excogitations' on cajoling from the pulpit. He wrote this almost 40 years ago and we still struggle with the same issue. Click here ... or on the graphic below.
I showed I was brave ... willing to follow Jesus even to death (so I originally said). But I wanted the rational, clear vision to the direction and destination. And Jesus had not given it so easily. And then ... then ... they beat him, they humiliated my rabbi, and then ... they killed him.... Continue Reading →
Can you imagine? Fear. Frustration. Confusion. For years I had followed this Rabbi, this miracle worker, the one we thought was the anointed one. We thought he was the one to usher in the very Kingdom of God. But within 48 hours ... everything changed. He had been betrayed by one of our own. He... Continue Reading →
Life gets messy. That’s a tag line for this blog, and a tag line for my life. And as I look around, even in my slow neck of the wood, we get hit pretty hard. People argue politically, and it gets pretty testy. People are struggling with finances ... which no stimulus bill will eliminate... Continue Reading →