Higher Expectations

“But know this: Hard times will come in the last days. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, proud, demeaning, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, without love for what is good, traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to the […]

“I Came Just to Meet You”

I’ve read the story of the Samaritan woman and her encounter with Jesus for years. John’s account in his Gospel is straightforward, but it needs some closer examination to really understand what’s going on there. The episode of  the program The Chosen which deals with her helps broaden the picture of who she is and […]

Homesickness

You know what homesickness is and what it feels like. It happens when you’ve been away from home for an extended length of time. You find yourself longing to be back in your house, your room, in familiar surroundings, back with loved ones you haven’t seen for a while. When you left it may have […]

When Jesus Calls Your Name

“But now thus says the LORD, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.” – (Isaiah 43:1) Rita and I decided some time ago to disconnect our cable TV service for several reasons. With the […]