“When you reap your harvest in your field and forget a sheaf in the field, you shall not go back to get it; it shall be left for the alien, the orphan, and the widow, so that the Lord your God may bless you in all your undertakings. When you … Continue Reading Who can say “no” to springtime?
“Why spend your money on food that does not give you strength? Why pay for food that does you no good? Listen to me…” – Isaiah 55 This post picks up on my latest column for Wake Forest Today. It was published Thursday and, as often happens, I took a look … Continue Reading junk vs gourmet – in food and life #foodie
Jesus – “If you only knew the gift God has for you and who you are speaking to, you would ask me, and I would give you living water.” – John 4:10 John’s account of the meeting between Jesus and the “Woman at the Well” is one of my absolute favorite … Continue Reading a spring of living water gushing up (the invitational life)
Meanwhile, the disciples were urging Jesus, “Rabbi, eat something.” But Jesus replied, “I have a kind of food you know nothing about.” “Did someone bring him food while we were gone?” the disciples asked each other. Then Jesus explained: “My nourishment comes from doing the will of God, who sent me, and from … Continue Reading Wake up and taste the hummus!
Like many churches, here at Wake Forest Presbyterian it’s our tradition to serve communion the first Sunday of each month. I’m glad that we do, because it means we’re celebrating the Lord’s Supper with our friends back in Brandon, too, along with thousands more of our brothers and sisters throughout the world. Rebekah’s message … Continue Reading the bread of life; hunger; and abundance
Aren’t two sparrows sold for a small coin? But not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father knowing about it already. Even the hairs of your head are all counted. Don’t be afraid. You are worth more than many sparrows. (Matt 10:29-31) Rebekah and I spent a lot … Continue Reading bird-watching and deep hunger
There’s an interesting place at the junction of North Blount and East Lane streets in Raleigh, North Carolina. It’s not really an official park, but there is access for vehicles, along with trees, picnic tables, and trash cans. It’s not a pretty location. It sits near a series of derelict … Continue Reading the day I was taken to school by the homeless…
” Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all … Continue Reading thankful for home sweet home
I‘m trying hard this morning not to make this post look like a page from “Pinterest.” Seriously, folks, I’m not about to turn into one of those “how to” or “follow these simple steps” arts and crafts bloggers. Rebekah’s doing something super-cool for Naomi and Craig’s new baby; I’m writing … Continue Reading Pinterest, the new baby, poverty, photography, and lots of hope
Heifer International Living Gift Market (or,”Barnum & Bailey meets Old MacDonald in an crowded Moroccan Bazaar”).
One of the things Rebekah does best at our church (First Presbyterian of Brandon) is to help people find their passion and then encourage the ministry to develop. The Heifer International Living Gift Market is a great example. Wednesday evening – once again – our fellowship hall pretty-much turned into … Continue Reading Heifer International Living Gift Market (or,”Barnum & Bailey meets Old MacDonald in an crowded Moroccan Bazaar”).
This afternoon I have a strong sense of wonder at how comfortable and convenient my life is. Here’s what has sparked my thinking. Right now (Saturday afternoon) I’m sitting at the kitchen counter in our air-conditioned home, working at my laptop computer and sipping a glass of wine. I can … Continue Reading world hunger and my kitchen