One Thing 5/23/17

There is a story told that one day Francis of Assisi was wandering through a little Italian village. Suddenly a humble peasant came out from behind a hedge, tugged at his sleeve, and said, “Good master, I pray thee, be as good as we think you are!” Someone once said that “God’s imperative to the […]

One Thing 5/22/17

Gen. 35:13-14,  Then God went up from him in the place where He had spoken with him. Jacob set up a pillar in the place where He had spoken with him, a pillar of stone, and he poured out a drink offering on it; he also poured oil on it. Phil. 2:17 But even if […]

Retro One Thing 06/25/2012

Just as David explained his “One Thing” life in Psalm 27:4, Paul explained his life in 2Corinthians 5:14, where he said he was “controlled by the love of Christ.” He was trying to explain his behavior to the Corinthians and that was his explanation for why he lived the way he lived, why he behaved […]

One Thing 5/18/17

Luke 4:16 -21, And He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up; and as was His custom, He entered the synagogue on the Sabbath, and stood up to read. And the book of the prophet Isaiah was handed to Him. And He opened the book and found the place where it was written, “THE […]

One Thing 5/17/17

Ps.40:8, “I delight to do thy will, oh my God..” Obedience is loves grateful response to love. Obedience is loves reward, and the obedience of love is the only reward Jesus wants from us. When my children were little they were the most thrilled when I brought them prizes. Everybody loves a prize, and our […]

One Thing 5/16/17

Jn. 11:23,  Jesus *said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” 24 Martha *said to Him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.” 25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life When Jesus tells Martha that Lazarus will rise again Martha assumes that He is talking […]

One Thing 5/1517

Luke 2:40 , The Child continued to grow and become strong, increasing in wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him. Luke 2:52 , And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.   As an infant the grace of God in fullness was already upon Jesus as a human, but […]

Retro One Thing 05/31/2012

Psalm 36:8-9 says, “They drink their fill of the abundance of Thy house; and Thou dost give them to drink of the river of Thy pleasures (delights). For with Thee is the fountain of life; in Thy light we see light.” The Lord wants us to come into His presence as a way of life […]

Retro One Thing 04/20/2012

Six or seven years ago (11 or 12 years ago now), I was in a remote village in Sudan with a few other clergy, doing various kinds of ministry with both laity and local clergy. One night about 9 o’clock the Bishop there told me that there were two people, both a man and a […]

One Thing 5/10/17

Mark 16: 9 [Now after He had risen early on the first day of the week, He first appeared to Mary Magdalene, from whom He had cast out seven demons. 10 She went and reported to those who had been with Him, while they were mourning and weeping. 11 When they heard that He was alive and had […]