March 15, 2023 · 7:58 am
The devotional paper, Our Daily Bread, tells about an Australian plant called the “Sundew.”
It has a slender stem and tiny, round leaves fringed with hairs that glisten with bright drops of liquid as delicate as fine dew. Although its colorful red, white, and pink blossoms are harmless, its leaves are deadly. Continue reading →
February 20, 2023 · 6:17 am
Spring has sprung. For baseball Spring training camps, that is. Here’s a great baseball story with a wonderful spiritual application.
Dave Bosewell, in How Life Imitates the World Series, tells a story about the late Earl Weaver, manager of the Baltimore Orioles, and how he handled his star player Reggie Jackson.
Weaver had a rule that no one could steal a base unless given the steal sign. This upset Jackson because he felt he knew the pitchers and catchers well enough to judge who he could and could not steal off of. So one game he decided to steal without a sign. Continue reading →
October 29, 2020 · 4:29 am
“A leader is one who knows the way, shows the way and goes the way,” wrote John Maxwell in his best selling book, The Success Journey.
John’s point speaks to the virtue of vision. Perception. And foresight. It’s also the attribute the apostle John enunciated when he recorded Jesus’ words to the disciples in John 4:35.
“Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest!” Continue reading →
August 14, 2019 · 7:17 am
“Anybody can become angry, that is easy,” observed the ancient philosopher Aristotle, “but to be angry at the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose and in the right way–that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy.”
Often called “righteous indignation,” Jesus is the perfect example of channeling his anger against sin, especially religious folks who were guilty of hypocrisy and hurting others. Continue reading →