During the Last Supper, in Matthew 26, the Scripture says that, “Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples” (Matthew 26:26, ESV). Traditionally in our Eucharist services the bread elements are broken. Although in larger groups the bread might be pre-cut or the participants might use small wafers … Continue reading Taken blessed broken given
At this moment in the early weeks of autumn, how are you doing at having eyes that can see the majestic? If we are not careful life, with its grind, pressure, demands, and busyness, can drain the majestic out of our vision. In Psalm 8:1, King David said, “Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your … Continue reading the majestic (can you see it?)
“Make the most of every opportunity.” That’s what the Bible tells us to do in Ephesians 5:16 and Colossians 4:5, but what if we don’t? What happens if we don’t make the most of an opportunity? Or worse, what if we miss an opportunity altogether? Are we out of luck, doomed to never get that … Continue reading Chance vs. Opportunity
Do you do the whole let’s-go-around-the-room-and-share-what-we’re-thankful-for thing on Thanksgiving Day? It's a great practice, and if you’re like me you probably express thanks for God’s grace in your life, your loved ones, and the many blessings of freedom we get to experience in America. However, if we were able to transport the Apostle Paul into … Continue reading Thankful for the fight!
How do you define a blessing? When you pray for God’s blessing in your life what are you seeking and anticipating? Peace? Rest? Healthy relationships? Prosperity on all fronts? If God’s goal for our lives were peace, ease, and prosperity then I would agree that those things would be His ideal blessings for us. However, … Continue reading Do we truly understand what a ‘blessing’ is?