She Did What She Could

Mark 14:8 “She did what she could. She poured perfume on my body beforehand to prepare for my burial.” I’ve recently been re-reading Charles Sheldon’s classic, In His Steps. He describes one incident where two sisters are getting into their carriage when the younger one notices a shabbily dressed little Continue Reading…

Being Squeezed

2 Corinthians 8:2 “In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity.” An unpleasant part of life involves the experience of being squeezed. Pressure forces something on the inside to end up on the outside. Anything from trying to Continue Reading…

Remember the Poor

Galatians 2:10 “All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor, the very thing I had been eager to do all along.” “They’re here!” It had all come together at lightning speed. The time between our first meeting with Bethany Christian Services to the night the Congolese family Continue Reading…

God’s Economy: Two Plus Five Equals Thousands

John 6:13 “So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten.” Five fish and two loaves of bread feed 5000 people with food left over (John 6). An impoverished widow saves her sons from being sold Continue Reading…

Gotta’ Serve Somebody

Philippians 2:5-7 “Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus…taking the very nature of a servant.” A few months after my dad’s wife died, Hospice contacted him and asked if he would be interested in volunteering with their patients. Before long he was visiting up to thirty, Continue Reading…