Focusing on the Endzone

I mentioned yesterday that I used to teach at a Christian school for special needs children. Many of the kids who came to us had known only failure and frustration. Most had suffered bullying and taunting in other places they had gone to school. Our school offered them an environment where they were loved and … Continue reading Focusing on the Endzone

Getting the Right Things Right

Most fans of American football know the name Vince Lombardi. He coached the Green Bay Packers and won the first two Super Bowls, among other things. He is considered the greatest football coach of all time. So much so that in 1971 the NFL renamed the “Super Bowl Trophy” the “Vince Lombardi Super Bowl Trophy.” … Continue reading Getting the Right Things Right

Confidence in the Right Things

People put confidence in a lot of temporal things. I realize that sometimes it’s necessary, especially if you’re applying for work. People need to know what you can do, and they would like to see the credentials and experience you have to see if what you’re saying about yourself is legitimate. It’s understandable, but in … Continue reading Confidence in the Right Things

Kindred Spirits

As a blessing to the Philippians, Paul sends to them two men whom he considers kindred spirits: Timothy and Epaphroditus. Timothy’s trip is short term. Paul sends him as a liaison to comfort the Philippians on Paul’s status and to report back to Paul on the Philippians’ status: But I trust in the Lord Jesus … Continue reading Kindred Spirits

Paul: Radical on Trial

It’s funny how some things never change. The spokesman of a radical cause gets arrested and while many are glad to have him off the streets, his arrest makes his cause more popular and many others rally to his side. Even his critics, just by criticizing his cause “raise awareness” of it and that wins … Continue reading Paul: Radical on Trial

Serving to Lead

The church at Philippi began with the conversion of Lydia, the seller of purple (Acts 16:14), and the Philippian jailor. It is now 62 A.D., about 10 years after Paul’s first visit to Philippi and he is again in prison for his faith, most likely writing from Rome. Because of his failing eyesight, Timothy his … Continue reading Serving to Lead

No interruptions, only divine appointments

Yesterday I was downstairs changing the ballast on a fluorescent light when I realized I needed something out of my tool bag. So, I started rummaging around in the bag to get what I needed when I cut my left thumb on an exposed blade. The cut was deep and serious enough to where Jane … Continue reading No interruptions, only divine appointments