Stretch Out Your Hand

  "Stretch out your hand." He stretched it out, and his hand was completely restored. (Mark 3:5) I read the above verse this morning and it stopped in in my tracks. Yes, I've read it before. Numerous times. In fact, Mark is my favorite book in the Bible. But this morning as I read it at my dining room table, the place where I meet … [Read more...]

The Banquet Table & Missing Out

Every once in a while while growing up, Dad would say, "Let's go to the mall." And we knew that if Dad wanted to go to the mall that meant that everyone was going to get something. And that something was going to be nice. It didn't matter what we had scheduled, we would drop everything just to go with Dad. If I was supposed to meet up with … [Read more...]

Thoughts on Weakness

We often get mad at God for what we don't have. It's true. We often get mad at God for what we don't have. We get mad at God for: Who our parents were or weren't. The injustices life has allowed. Our looks. Our education. Our influence. And while I get it, I really do. I believe we have it all wrong. Instead of getting angry … [Read more...]