Dreams of Eloquence

Eloquence is a style of speaking or writing that is pleasing to the senses to the one listening or reading the words.  It has no aim, no goal, but consists of just gratuitous words. Is eloquence good or bad?  It depends on who it serves. A … Continue reading Dreams of Eloquence

The Well

There was a magic well and people traveled far and wide to visit it.  Legend goes that when you got near the well, you could hear the rushing water at the bottom of the cavern.  It was black, scary because of its rushing water sound.  … Continue reading The Well

The Gift And The Giver

THE GIFT AND THE GIVER And for this reason the Jews were persecuting Jesus, because He was doing these things on the Sabbath.  John 5:16 The men who made up the Jewish Sanhedrin (the religious ruling council of the Jews) took one of their jobs … Continue reading The Gift And The Giver

Where Can You Purchase It?

WHERE CAN YOU PURCHASE IT? Lifting up his eyes, then, and seeing that a large crowd was coming toward him, Jesus said to Phillip, "Where shall we buy bread, so that these people may eat?"  John 6:5 Feeding 5,000 hungry people is no small thing.  … Continue reading Where Can You Purchase It?

Wind Behind The Manna

WIND BEHIND THE MANNA "There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish, but  what are they for so many?"  John 6:9 Jesus' plan has always been to use His people to do His work.  A boy provided the meal, simple … Continue reading Wind Behind The Manna

Not Just One Bite

NOT JUST ONE BITE "Gather the pieces that are left over.  Let nothing be wasted."  John 6: 12 Jesus fed a crowd of 5,000 with one boy's lunch.  Each person ate until they were full though it would have been a miracle if each person … Continue reading Not Just One Bite

Mis-judged Kingship

MIS-JUDGED KINGSHIP Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make him king by force, withdrew again into the hills by himself.  John.6: 15 After Jesus fed five thousand people, He was so extremely popular that the crowd wanted to hail Him as King.  But … Continue reading Mis-judged Kingship

The Danger Of Miracles

THE DANGER OF MIRACLES Rabbi, when did you get here?  John 6:25 Jesus intended to go to Capernaum.  Getting there meant crossing a body of water.  The only boat available for passage, however, had left hours ago with His disciples in it.  Jesus is not … Continue reading The Danger Of Miracles

BIRTH AND REBIRTH

WRITTEN IN 1997- The year God dismantled my world and started rebuilding me from scratch to the glory of His grace. WINTER I was born in winter and died the same year. A heart can't grow in stark sterility. Any chance of life beneath the … Continue reading BIRTH AND REBIRTH