Obedience

Then they sailed to the country of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee. Jesus then asked him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Legion,” for many demons had entered him. And they begged him not to command them to depart into the abyss. Now a large herd of pigs was feeding there on the… Read More Obedience

Gift Wrapping

In the U.S., we spend $3 billion a year on gift wrap. $3,000,000,000 for colored paper. Each year. We place a high value on wrapping gifts. I gotta ask… why? Why do we spend so much on something destined for the recycle bin? Presentation perhaps. It looks nice. It reflects care and attention. Then there’s… Read More Gift Wrapping

Shadows

I saw a shadow like a tree – it’s twisted branches spread. Upon the top a grostesque sight; a monstrous, evil head. I saw the shadow of an angel – golden wings stretched wide. Upon the top a beautiful glow; like fiery diamonds inside. Then I heard, loud and deep, a Voice echoed through my… Read More Shadows

Blessed

We mourn the loss of possessions, youth, vitality, money, relationships, status, power, jobs. We mourn the loss of our idols. We would be rightly judged as embracing “loss prevention”. We eventually struggle with the final loss of death. In a recent message, my pastor described death as “the vehicle that takes you to God”. Death… Read More Blessed

Out Of Gas

One of the results of Hurricane Harvey was an imaginary gasoline shortage in the Dallas Texas area, where I live. One by one, gas stations and convenience stores ran out of fuel as fear-filled drivers waited, sometimes for hours, to fuel up their vehicles. I visited 5 stations before I was even able to find… Read More Out Of Gas

Remembered

My company has experienced tumultuous times over the last couple of years. Our department has diminished to a handful of hard-working employees. In the last few months we lost two long-time and heavily-invested people who were once deemed critical to the company’s success. There was fear that one of these individuals might leave the company:… Read More Remembered