Every person of faith has fights with God; they are signs of a healthy relationship! People who say they always agree with God scare me. They Read the rest of this entry
What on earth can you learn from the “folklore story” of Jonah? Was he right or wrong to do what he did? Did he have good luck or bad luck? We have trouble with the main action we remember from Read the rest of this entry
John’s disciples had a problem. They had followed their rabbi faithfully and done whatever he instructed them but the fad was getting out of hand. It had started as a simple extension Read the rest of this entry
After so many months of working long hours to scrape up the down-payment, Brian and Meg were excited to move in to their new home. It was a great first home on a good-sized lot. They felt so lucky. New furniture had sealed the deal for Meg. After the cramped apartment Read the rest of this entry
Blindness is a disqualification for being a guide no matter how great the spin sounds
“Can a blind man lead a blind man? Won’t they both fall into a ditch?” asked Jesus.
What’s amazing about this question is the number of words that have been written to explain it. Do a Google search on “blind guides” and you’ll be served a cache of over 33 million results. Guess that means it is a popular and catchy phrase.
Next take a closer look at these results and something interesting stands out: Read the rest of this entry
In a way it was the short straw. He’d been chosen to be the first king the nation had ever had and he had to work out how to balance all the expectations placed on him. The job description was vague and no one really knew what his limits were. On top of that, these unruly people were strong-willed and aggressively independent. He knew that he had to keep them happy at the same time as he Read the rest of this entry