Facing the Wolf

This morning a good friend, at least I call him one of my good friends, read a devotion during our prayer group.  The devotion was called “The Good Shepherd.”   As he was reading, I remembered the parable of the Lost Sheep and I thought about the sheep as it was caught in the brambles, facingContinue reading “Facing the Wolf”

I am Judas

Today is an odd day to celebrate.  Maundy Thursday is the day during Holy Week that we remember that Jesus was betrayed by Judas – sold for 30 silver coins.  Jesus celebrated the traditional Passover meal with his disciples then, as was a pattern with Him, went off alone to pray… Jesus knew what wasContinue reading “I am Judas”

Encouragement

In the last few weeks, my time with God has led me to 2 main things – encouragement and praying for those who persecute you.  In thinking about encouragement, I really think that we as human beings are not all that great about encouraging one another.  Sure we say, good job, and then we goContinue reading “Encouragement”

Closed doors and open windows…

There is a phrase – “when God closes a door, he opens a window.”  I have closed a door in my life.  I have stepped away from youth ministry.  Between family, current ministry, and the new ministry that God is leading me to, I just had too many doors open.  I couldn’t really spend theContinue reading “Closed doors and open windows…”