How will they know…?

I wonder if the disciples even managed to find time to catch their breath in the days following Jesus’ ascension. The opening chapters of Acts provide something of a roller coaster narrative as the Holy Spirit makes his sudden, powerful appearance, paving the way for Peter to declare the gospel message to crowds of people,Continue reading “How will they know…?”

What are you grateful for today?

“Everything looks hopeless these days”. The young man being interviewed on the television news grimaced and shrugged his shoulders. “When is it all going to end?” he mused. As a pandemic sweeps the world, as friends and relatives fight for their lives, as the death toll rises, as businesses and nonprofits collapse, as people loseContinue reading “What are you grateful for today?”

Expecting the Unexpected

Sometimes God appears to us in unexpected ways, at unexpected times, giving us unexpected tasks that yield unexpected results. Imagine the scene. Dawn is just beginning to appear on the horizon. The darkness is fading as the fishing boat drifts closer towards the shoreline. I imagine that it was fairly quiet on that boat. ThereContinue reading “Expecting the Unexpected”