Lists, One of my Favorite ways to Study

We all have our favorite passage of Scripture when thinking about specific topics like faith, grace, and prayer to name a few. This is great, but if we base our understanding of these valuable topics on just one or two passages both our understanding and practice are...

Use the Glasses

I started playing the saxophone when I was quite young.  As I grew older and played better I took private lessons from a gentleman who played woodwind instruments for the Pittsburgh symphony.  He either enjoyed helping young people learn, or needed to supplement his...

Let it Simmer

The Lord has assigned an important role to Scripture in our growth in Christ.  During the last supper Jesus taught his disciples a good deal about the Holy Spirit’s ministry.  In one of his comments Jesus told them, “the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my...

A Dull Saw doesn’t Cut Well

My title does nothing more than states the obvious.  It’s something I know well, but I don’t always take the time to sharpen my saw.  This past weekend I decided it was time to cut down an oak tree which died in the summer, especially because we needed the firewood. ...