Living Lessons 4
on September 28th, 2023
If you haven’t read this story in a while, it is probably time to do it again.“Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps[a] and went to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3 For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, 4 but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. 5 As the bridegroom was delayed, they all ...  Read More
Living Lessons 3
on September 14th, 2023
“Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock. But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. When the rains and floods come and the...  Read More
The Burden of Owing
on September 13th, 2023
A few weeks ago I was able to visit Chicago with a group of friends.  While we were there, something happened that really got under my skin. We needed to park our car for three days while we traversed Chicago by foot.  To my luck. across the street from our hotel, was the Hancock building. This was good, because in the bottom of the Hancock building there is great parking. After checking the price...  Read More
Faithful Over Little
on September 6th, 2023
14 “For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants[a] and entrusted to them his property. 15 To one he gave five talents,[b] to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. 16 He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more. 17 So also he who had the two talents made two talents more. ...  Read More
Acts 28
on July 26th, 2023
Here we are in the last chapter of the book of Acts! And what a journey this has been! Have you ever been impacted by the end of a book? Was it surprising? Did it answer questions, or create more curiosity about the story? I found myself especially curious after reading the end of Acts. The last two verses of Acts specifically stood out to me. Acts 28:30-31 says, “He lived there two whole years at...  Read More
Acts 27
on July 19th, 2023
“The next day we put in at Sidon. And Julius treated Paul kindly and gave him leave to go to his friends and be cared for.”Acts 27:3 ESVIsn't it great that there are so many different personality types in this world? You have people like my friend Ben, who are the epitome of extroverts. They walk into the room, and are the life of the party. Then, you have people like my wife, Annie. She is more o...  Read More