When you and I go to God in prayer, we must take the time to let God show us who we really are so that we humble ourselves before Him as the publican did. Otherwise, we're just praying to ourselves.
When Jesus answered the disciples' question about who would be greatest in His kingdom, His answer probably surprised them all.
To know the Lord's blessing, we need to come to Him with an attitude of humility.
Yesterday I was looking for potatoes to make mashed potatoes for dinner. I looked in the pantry and found none. When my wife got home, I told her we were out of potatoes. She opened the same pantry and in two seconds pointed to a 10-pound bag of them sitting in plain sight. I looked … Continue reading Dumber Than a Sack of Potatoes
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
One day when I was little, I was inside because it was raining. I was mopey about that since I really wanted to be outside. Instead, I was inside playing with my Legos while mom was ironing clothes. At one point, mom had to leave to get something in the kitchen. So, she placed the … Continue reading Boys are stupid
Because of her asthma problems my wife had been on high-dose Prednisone for a very long time. One of its side effects can be avascular necrosis where the blood supply to the hips or the ankles can be severely diminished, killing the bone. For my wife, that happened in both of her hips. So, by … Continue reading And the hardest part is…