Isaiah 60 warns us “great darkness will cover the earth.” I never dreamed that I would see that happen in my lifetime, but it has. And it lurks closer to home than I want it too. How ’bout you, are you seeing the darkness too? I want to ask you a very personal question, “Does […]
Are you a door for the King of Glory? I’ve asked you stranger questions before… but, seriously, this has got to rank up there with one of the strangest questions– Are you a door for the King of Glory? So let me tell you a story before you answer my question. He had failed once, […]
I’m always learning…but honestly the lesson I learned at the wedding reception surprised me. But, let me show you instead of tell you. Come walk with me and let’s take a closer look at the wedding reception at Cana in John 2. You can hear the laughter and the voices trying to talk over the […]
You will never hear me say, “Please, let me run”. But that’s what I read in the story of Absalom’s coup in Scripture. And I’ve heard my daughter-in-law, Jenny, say it in response to my wanting to give her a break away from the children. I suggested shopping. She suggested running. Maybe, I noticed the two […]
Labor Day weekend is Apple Festival time in North Carolina. We wanted to beat the crowds so we headed to Hendersonville before the weekend. Our first stop took us to Lake Lure, no apples, just lots of beauty to enjoy. I love to walk along the lake flanked by gorgeous mountains. The Knock-out Roses and […]
Legos were scattered all over the den floor. Paper and crayons were strewn on the hearth which had become their drawing table. I washed dishes and Wayne cooked a fabulous southern breakfast, which by the way, he is famous for! After breakfast Wayne and I, each with a cup of steaming, black coffee moved into […]
It is old news, but if you saw it you will never forget it? Did you like Nik Wallenda walk? I couldn’t watch it until the event was completely finished–too nerve racking for me. While 1400 feet isn’t a record-breaking distance across, I was scared for him. Because the 1400 feet was stretched across a gorge […]
- Their desire to fish took them to an unusual place.
- They didn’t know what to do with the fish when they got it.
- Are they ignored as if they were invisible?
- Is there a discipleship program?
- Be friendly.
- Introduce yourself.
- Ask their name.
- Repeat their name.
- Ask them disarming questions that show you are really interested.Questions like what is your profession? Do you live in this area? How many children do you have? Now don’t rattle questions off like a machine gun, but ask them warmly with genuinely interest.
- Then write down their names in your notes or iPhone.
- You’ll remember their name.
- You’ll enrich their lives with your prayer.
It’s an uncomfortable question, because it’s a primary role of every believer. Jesus reminds us that no one hides the light, instead they put it on a stand where it can be seen. And because it matters so much, it is a question we need to ask ourselves, “Can people see the light of Jesus […]
I first heard about it on one of those morning news shows. I was working on the website, doing boring repetitive tasks, so I flipped on the TV. It was just a brief mention, grouped with a hodge podge of money saving ideas. But, it grabbed my attention–so I grabbed a pen and wrote down […]