Monthly Archives: October 2011

What Love Does NOT

I Corinthians 13:5                       Have you ever taken a look in the mirror and exclaimed, “Oh, my!  I didn’t think I looked that bad!”?  Sometimes we feel like we look one way – when the truth is far different.  And as … Continue reading

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The Real Thing: Love is Kind

I Corinthians 13:4          Several years ago, in the weeks leading up to Valentines Day, 2nd graders in the Lake Charles area were asked, “What is love?”  One wrote: “Love is when you are in love.  When you are in it, somebody … Continue reading

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God’s Help In Wicked Days

Psalm 94        The other day, Michael said, “Dad, Sunday morning is kind of your ‘main sermon’, isn’t it?”  I said, “Yeah, it really is; I think it is the most important thing I do each week.”  He said, “So … Continue reading

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The Real Thing: Love Is Not Proud

I Corinthians 13:4b          Last year, in Santa Cruz, California, a family went on an outing together at a state park close nearby.  They made tacos, including mushrooms they had picked at the park – but unfortunately, the mushrooms were … Continue reading

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Knowledge of a Different Kind

I was witness to two different kinds of knowledge today – or perhaps more accurately: a display of one kind of knowledge, and the complete lack of another!  When Michael came to my office following school this afternoon, I asked the perfunctory … Continue reading

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Missions in the Context of Worship

Acts 13:2              “Missions in the Context of Worship”  Last year, at our Saturday evening missions banquet, one of our visiting missionaries spoke of the trials of serving overseas.  Many of our hearts were touched as she shared about how they … Continue reading

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“The Real Thing: Love Is Patient”

I Corinthians 13:4   We often say that those who go on mission trips receive the greatest benefits of the trip, and those who teach Sunday School classes get the most from the lesson.  The same thing is surely true of … Continue reading

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