No Deed too Small

 Mark 6:5 – “And he could do no deed of power there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and cured them.”

You matter. Your presence is felt. Your participation produces results. Your effort has an effect. Not one of you is too small. You possess the potential for God to work in and through you to reveal grace to another – undone, unnoticed, and unloved. Continue reading

Disappoint Doubt

Dealing with DoubtJohn 20:25b – “But [Thomas] said to them, ‘Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.” 

My message from this past Sunday, Behind Locked Doors, presented the opportunity to reconsider the doubt of Thomas. Interpreting scripture is a delicate art. Wandering off the traditional path of interpretation can  distort the integrity of Scripture, so one must be careful and cautious. There are times, however, when such wandering allows the prayerful reader to encounter God in unexpected places – and, these untimed encounters have a way of revealing truths of the self.  Our reading of the doubt of Thomas (John 20:24-29) presents  such an encounter. Our reading invites us to consider, as well, how we hide behind the locked door of doubt! Continue reading

Behind Locked Doors

BLD Square (2).jpgDo you hide behind doubt? Do you use doubt as a security measure? Do you hide behind the locked door of doubt so that you don’t believe in a false sense of hope? Continue reading

Take a Deep Breath

IMG_5229Are you easily frustrated at work? Do you get angry or annoyed with your boss or staff, your customers or clients? Do your students disrespect you or does your administration under-appreciate you? Continue reading