How to Get Back to Appreciation

I have met many who have lost their appreciation for life. They’ve traded their ability to live freely, to love, and to laugh, for reactions, repressions, and denials. Some folks, hurt by love, have discarded love forever; it bears too much pain. Others, worn down by oppressive relationships, jobs or circumstances, have given themselves over […]

A Prayer for His Own

Jesus’ great prayer for His own is what we find in John 17. This was a major moment in a night like no other on earth. The disciples’ Passover time with their Rabbi began ordinarily enough. They ate the supper as these Jewish believers had done since their childhood. They remembered another night like no […]

Kindness Mellows the Austere

Ephesians 2:7  “So that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.” Kindness? “And behold, a woman of the city…” Luke 7:37-50  explains this “kindness.” “And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was reclining […]