I picked up this book in order to learn about sheep. The Bible has a good amount of references to sheep, and I am thoroughly convinced by the amount of questionable sermons I have heard that pastors and preachers don’t really know much about sheep. I don’t want to be one of these ignorant pastors […]Read More What Have You Been Reading?: The Shepherd’s Life
On Palm Sunday of this year, my wife left me, and took the kids. Honestly, I’m the one who drove her away… all the way to Charlotte-Douglas airport, where they boarded a plane and flew to San Diego to spend Easter with her family, giving me that most rare and precious gift: solitude. My […]Read More A Filthy Place for Kids
Jessica, my wife, regularly returns to San Diego to see her family, leaving me behind, alone. I like it that way. I am a very introverted person, and with two small children in the house, alone time is at an all time premium. If I did not have church services and meetings while Jessica and […]Read More Recipe: Hamburger Casserole
When I told my oldest daughter, Cas, that we were getting bees last year, she was thrilled. I was worried that the girls would be scared of the bees, or would treat them in a way that would lead to stinging, so I talked about them with Cas. I told her about the bees, shared […]Read More I’m a Bee-liever!
So Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn in the rock. He then rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb and went away. Matthew 27:59-60 Tomorrow is Easter. Tonight the Easter Bunny visits, dropping […]Read More At Jesus’ Table: Holy Saturday, Eggs
Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you; for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.Matthew 26:27-28 Wine is used to bless things. Part of that is the mysteriousness of its […]Read More At Jesus’ Table: Good Friday, Wine
While they were eating, Jesus took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” Matthew 26:26 What does it mean to eat Jesus? The consumption of bread that is the body of Jesus Christ is probably the most […]Read More At Jesus’ Table: Maundy Thursday, Bread