Know the Generosity of God…and never thirst! (John 4)

Posts from April 2019

When Bad Things Happen

Day 293: Job 1:1-22 I once had a parishioner in one of my congregations who just couldn’t seem to catch a break.  No doubt, my heart went out to him.  He had received the news that he had terminal cancer.  He was so angry at God that he quit coming to church.  However, to make matters even worse, his wife was diagnosed…

Blessed Believers!

Day 291: John 20:19-29 When I was about 4-5 years old, we lived in Salisbury, North Carolina in a neighborhood where the homes had large wooden front porches.  These porches had to be painted periodically.  I had a friend whose name is “Thing.”  In those days, we roamed the neighborhood and ‘stay-at-home’ moms kept an eye out for all the children. On…

Prayer by a Person Who’s Good at it!

Day 287: John 17:1-21 I have just received some really sad news from a dear friend whose potential son-in-law has committed suicide.  He left behind a family that loved and cared for him so much.  There is one think that I know for sure…that when these kinds of tragedies happen in our lives, there is no way on this earth that we…

In a Little While

Day 286: John 16:1-24 I’ll never forget when my husband woke me up in the middle of the night in so much pain.  I had to hurry and throw some clothes on and get him to the hospital.  It turned out that he had a kidney stone.  I have been fortunate to not have ever had a kidney stone, but I have…

The Secret Living

Day 285: John 15:1-17 I have been confused about so many things lately.  Why are we so torn apart and divided in our country?  Why is it so hard for us to agree or even agree to disagree?  However, the thing that keeps me awake at night the most, is the LGBT community.  Why is our sexuality such a big issue?  Because…

What Matters Most!

John 12:1-8 In her book, “The Four Things that Matter Most, Ira Byock demonstrates through stories that there are four things we should say in our relationships with one another in order to make our relationships “complete,”  This doesn’t mean that the relationship will be over or that someone is dying.  “Completing Relationships,” she says, means that the relationship is made whole…

The Ultimate Gift

John 14:1-15 In his book, “The Ultimate Gift,” Jim Stovall demonstrates the “ultimate gift” with a young boy, Jason Stevens who is spoiled rotten by the wealth in which he has grown up with all his life.  Now in his mid-20’’s, he has never had to work a day in his life.  In one of the scenes, his grandfather has passed away…