Let’s Talk About When I Die: Part 3 (Joy)

"No eye has seen no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him."  (1 Corinthians 2:9b) It's funny.  When I see images of what people think heaven might be like, I always feel a little disappointed.  Nothing about it seems to live up to my expectations...... Continue Reading →

Communion, the Kingdom, and Babies

  One of the greatest joys I have as a minister is giving communion to children.  I love watching the looks on their faces as they receive the bread and dip it into the cup. Once children reach a certain age, they are not so bashful about asking for a big piece or asking for... Continue Reading →

An Ode to Joy

This evening, after a visit to the veteran's hospital, I stopped at Starbucks, ordered a venti iced tea, and sat on the patio to read through some commentaries in preparation for this weekend's message. Today was one of those perfect spring days that you wish would go on and on without end.  The sky was... Continue Reading →

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