Monthly archive for ‘ August, 2016 ’

What Do You Want Me to Do for You?–Bart’s tale

30th August 2016 | 0 Comments

This is an imaginative re-write of the story found in Mark 10:46-52: It was hot and dusty; I felt my way along the rocky edge of the road, until I found an outcropping of rocks big enough to sit on, out of the way of the road, but close enough I could get a traveler’s […]

Love Undeserved

23rd August 2016 | 0 Comments

In Mark 10, a story is told about a rich, young man who comes seeking answers from Jesus. Approaching Jesus along his journey, he sought an immediate audience.  Mark actually tells us he ran right up to Jesus and knelt before him. Interrupting Jesus’ journey did not seem to concern him at all. He had […]

A Peace Unbreakable

16th August 2016 | 0 Comments

Years ago, I spent a period of time reading Scripture in Spanish. One day I was reading in John and came across this oh-so-familiar verse (14:27) “My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give it.” In Spanish however this verse said, “My peace I give to you, the peace […]


2nd August 2016 | 0 Comments

As I write this I’m sitting in a hotel room in Guarulhos, Brazil. Although it is my first time to visit Brazil, it has felt a little bit like coming home. Many of the customs and even some of the food remind me of Venezuela. I’m also blessed to have several students in my workshop […]