Embracing Weakness

Not to mention other things, there is the daily pressure on me: my concern for all the churches.  Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is made to stumble, and I do not burn with indignation?  If boasting is necessary, I will boast about my weaknesses. ~ Apostle Paul The Apostle Paul was a man who many said could not speak with much authority and grander. Some even doubted his apostleship and discounted his teachings, choosing instead to follow those that Paul so graciously labeled as “Super-Apostles.” Paul did not strut up and down the platform, stirring the crowd to a frenzy for Jesus. Nor did he promote himself using persuasive words of man’s wisdom. Paul was a simple truth teller; a man Read More …

Greed, The Silent Pleasure

Looking around our culture l find a lot of focus on same sex relationships, politics, drug addiction and environmental issues, but behind the curtain greed is a topic that no one is talking about. I was watching a news program on the fate of many refuges in certain parts of the world and I saw families without food, dying a slow suicide of starvation, children literally skin and bones, lying on a mat taking in their last breath. The reporter then stated, not more than a few miles away there was plenty of food, but these refugees did not have any money to purchase it. So, they are dying daily from starvation right in the shadows of an abundant amount of food. As I watched Read More …