Old Wine, New Wine

New wine must be stored in new wineskins. But no one who drinks the old wine seems to want the new wine. ‘The old is just fine,’ they say.” – Jesus (Luke 5:38-39) This is why we plant new churches, start new ministries, birth new movements. There is great value in the old wine, and […]

Amazed or amused?

Words are my favorite toys. I love to play with them, to alter and rearrange them; to find creative ways to use them to produce or discover something interesting.  Sometimes it doesn’t take that much. Consider the change two little letters (or just one if you’re a bad speller) makes to a word.  Change an […]

Just Right for You

God is not in the business of just generic, one-size-fits-all blessings. “It is not good for the man to be alone.  I will make a helper who is just right for him.” -Genesis 2:18 (NLT) What strikes me here is that God’s provision for Adam isn’t generic, it’s personal.  God knows his child personally and […]

Given to You

“Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” – Luke 6:38 She was NOT a happy camper. As I sat at the diner-style counter eating my eggs, it […]