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Streams of Living Water

“Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.” (John 7:38) I believe it was Shakespeare who made famous the phrase “too much of a good [...]

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Greater Things?

“I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.“ (John 14:12, NIV) Let’s [...]

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Being the Church

Jesus was known to upset an applecart or two in his day. In his most famous sermon, he went through a whole list of cultural norms and modified them. One in particular was love. It is natural for [...]

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Together

As we come to the last section of Paul’s letter to the Colossians (4:7-18), he includes some final greetings from his friends and co-workers to the church in Colossae. Each one of them has a [...]

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Jesus and the Social Mandate

Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to win their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord. Whatever you do, work [...]

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It’s a Small World After All?

We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, 4 for we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all the saints  because of the hope [...]

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I Believe in Miracles

Once our hero, Paul, and the other castaways washed up on the shore of Malta, we read what happened next: As Paul gathered a bundle of brushwood and put it on the fire, a viper came out because [...]

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The Gospel According to Euripides?

Agrippa said to Paul, “It is permitted for you to speak for yourself.” Then Paul stretched out his hand and began his defense…  When we had all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice speaking to [...]

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Pirates and Prayer

Acts 22:29 (NIV) 29 Those who were about to question him withdrew immediately. The commander himself was alarmed when he realized that he had put Paul, a Roman citizen, in chains.  It is one [...]

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God Cares – Final Installment

From Christine: Jim and I are back on American soil but our hearts are very much still in Uganda…as are our children. If we had to do it over again in a perfect scenario, we would not have [...]

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Uganda – God Cares!

(From Christine Mann) We had a wonderFULL day of ministry and work.  We started work on building the 2 room primary school classroom at God Cares School and Orphanage.  There are over 900 hundred [...]

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We Made It!

Man, what a long couple days of travel.  We left Dallas/Fort Worth on Sunday and flew 14 hours…spent the night in Dubai.  When you get a chance, watch a discovery channel show about that [...]