Cloak or Character?

“One day he (Joseph) went into the house to attend to his duties, and none of the household servants was inside.12 She (Potiphar’s wife) caught him by his cloak and said, “Come to bed with me!” But he left his cloak in her hand and ran out of the house.”  Genesis 39:11-12  Charles Spurgeon stated these words, “I had better …

The New March Madness

My wife’s cell phone vibrated with an emergency alert at 6:39 PM last night. The urgent message began with two unexpected words, “Be kind.” Wow! That’s quite a warning as we all adjust to this new version of March Madness. With toilet paper and other staples in short supply, kindness can quickly evaporate into rudeness. I Corinthians 13:5 reminds us …

Embracing Paradox

“We cannot seem to escape paradox; I do not think I want to.” Madeleine L’Engle, Walking on Water   I am driving my parents’ aging Camry up Route 9. The late afternoon sun slants through the windshield and I flip down the sun visor to block the haze. My heart is palpitating, my breaths are shallow, my mouth is dry, …

Underrated

Have you ever felt like you can’t do anything important because you’re too young? Do you feel like older generations brush off your thoughts and experiences because of your age? Sometimes you might feel like screaming because you just feel so… underrated. You’re not alone. Teens and young adults are fighting for recognition. They want to see unfair policies changed, …

Biblical Rest – Part One

In the early chapters of Mark, Jesus recently had completed a busy season of ministry – calming the storm (4:35-41), healing the demon-possessed man (5:1-20), the woman with the issue of blood (5:25-34), and Jairus’ daughter (5:21-24, 35-43) – and now, significantly, He had commissioned the disciples to go out and minister to the masses on His behalf. It was …