Month: April 2020

It’s the Small Things

It’s the Small Things

“And, whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17 It’s hard to be in the helping profession while often feeling helpless about being able to do something significant during this crisis. I don’t think I’m alone in […]

Some Good News

Some Good News

“Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:7 (NRSV) Probably like you, I get tired of watching the news. Also, probably like you, some days I cannot seem to turn it off. It is like watching a […]

Then Sings My Soul

Then Sings My Soul

Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth! Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into God’s presence with singing! For the LORD is good. God’s steadfast love endures forever, God’s faithfulness to all generations! Psalm 100:1, 5 On occasion, I’ve seen video clips of outdoor concerts with thousands of people crowded together around […]

Family Edition: Hugs from Heaven

Family Edition: Hugs from Heaven

So comfort each other and give each other strength, just as you are doing now. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 (International Children’s Bible) At the end of our Zoom Sunday School class this past week, Gabby called through the screen with her arms wide open, “I want to come right through that screen and hug every single […]

The Luxury of Small Complaints

The Luxury of Small Complaints

Above all, maintain constant love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins. Be hospitable to one another without complaining. Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received. I Peter 4:8-10 You have heard the adage: “The longer you live, the more […]

Many Members, One Body

Many Members, One Body

Indeed, the body does not consist of one member but of many… If one member suffers, all suffer together with it; if one member is honored, all rejoice together with it. I Corinthians 12: 14, 26 In I Corinthians 12, Paul writes extensively about the unity of the many members of one body. He insists […]

COVID in the Body of Christ?

COVID in the Body of Christ?

“Is anyone among you suffering? Let her pray. Is any cheerful? Let him sing praise!” James 5:13 “If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together! Now YOU are the body of Christ, and individually, members of it.” I Corinthians 12:26-27 I smiled warmly, as did many of you, the […]

Family Edition: Seeing Beyond the Now

Family Edition: Seeing Beyond the Now

“Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you.” Proverbs 4:25 I cannot help but think of what it means for children and youth to see their milestones canceled. When I read of high school seniors not able to have a prom, and graduations canceled for all grades, my heart ached for […]

A New Normal?

A New Normal?

“Weeping may linger for the night, but joy comes with the morning.” Psalm 30:5b For the past year, I have been meeting via Zoom with three friends for mutual coaching. Even though we had never met before sharing a coaching seminar, we have become close over that time as we have learned about each other. […]

Butterflies

Butterflies

“Listen, I will tell you a mystery! We will not all die, but we will all be changed…” 1 Corinthians 15:51 (NRSV) The count of people infected with COVID-19 (coronavirus) goes up daily. Collier County has experienced three deaths from the disease. Congress passed, and the president signed, a $2+ Trillion stimulus package in an […]

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